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Coins buried during English Civil War found on farm

More than 1,000 silver coins buried on the "front line" during the English Civil War have been discovered in a farmer's field in Lincolnshire. The hoard of 17th Century coins was found by metal detector user Steven Ingram near the village of Ewerby. Council finds officer Adam Daubney said the discovery was

Commandery revamp to boost city heritage

A MAJOR project to bring to life Worcester’s Civil War story at The Commandery will become a reality after a £356,000 cash injection. The landmark city heritage site is embarking on the project to improve its visitor offering after securing £260,000 from Worcester City Council and £96,000 from the Heritage Lottery

The Execution of King Charles I

“ ... in that very hour when he was thus wickedly murdered in the sight of the sun, he had as great a share in hearts and affections of his subjects in general, was as much beloved, esteemed and longed for by the people ... as any of his predecessors

Nantwich Besieged exhibition proves hit for town visitors

The new “Nantwich Besieged” exhibition at Nantwich Museum is proving a popular attraction for visitors. The exhibition recalls the impact of the English Civil War in the locality. Mayor of Nantwich Town Council Cllr Andrew Martin unveiled one of the centrepieces at the start of the exhibition – depicting the scene in

Some Greenland sharks alive today were born before the English Civil War

Not strictly ECW related though an intersting post Greenland sharks live to 400 making them the world's longest-lived vertebrates, scientists have discovered. By analysing changes caused by nuclear bomb testing in the 1950s, a team was able to accurately estimate the age of 28 female sharks for the first time –

Otley enjoys weekend of English Civil War inspired fun

AN 'AMAZING' weekend of English Civil War action has been staged in Otley. The Road to Marston Moor saw Roundheads and Cavaliers armed with musket, pike and cannon, clashing in town on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3. English Civil War Society members, in full costume for the two days of

Nantwich Museum summer talks programme unveiled

Nantwich Museum will stage a series of walks and talks to complement its “Nantwich Besieged” exhibition which opens on July 21. The exhibition will examine life in the town during the English Civil War. The following talks have been arranged: July 29, The Battle of Nantwich by Julian Humphrys, Battlefields Trust, 7pm. August 3,

18 PICTURES: Musket fire fills air at Otley civil war re-enactment

THE sounds of 17th century battle have echoed across Otley as some 200 English Civil War Society members donned uniforms to recreate a battle, featuring muskets, pikes and cannon. Large crowds were able to cheer on the Roundheads or Cavaliers as battles were re-enacted at Prince Henry’s Grammar School’s sports field