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Marlborough – a call to arms

Good citizens of Marlborough - be prepared to help defend your town on 27th and 28th July 2019 against the RAMPAGING Royalist troops. The spokesman for the town Mayor, in 1642, defied the summons of the King's troops on the Common by saying: "I am commanded by the Borough Mayor, Burgesses and

“the most excellent painter that England hath yet bred”

There is an exhibition of the work of William Dobson at Tate Britain this winter. Following the death of Van Dyke in 1641, Dobson became a painter at the court of Charles I. He moved with the court to Oxford during the war and his paintings give us a unique perspective on

The Cromwell Lecture Series, 2018

The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon Town Hall, 53 High Street, Huntingdon PE29 3AE, is presenting a series of three lectures on the Civil War period on Wednesday evenings during November and December. The programme is: Wednesday 21st November - Lucy Moore on 'The Life and Times of a Civil War Heroine' Wednesday 28th November

The Siege of Gloucester – some background

The last of this year's English Civil War Society major events is based around the siege of Gloucester in 1643 and takes place over the weekend of 15th and 16th September. We shall be recreating the siege lines and parts of the battle. There will be a battle re-enactment in

Soldiers billeted at the Chiltern Open Air Museum

Come and see what happens when a group of English Civil War soldiers are billeted on a reluctant villager. Using some of the period buildings at the Chiltern Open Air Museum, the Marquess of Winchester’s regiment of the English Civil War Society will demonstrate the way soldiers were provided with

History Overlaying History – Anderton Boat Lift and the ECW

Of course the boat lift is several hundred years younger than the Civil War, but one of the last actions of the war took place very close to the site of the nineteenth century engineering marvel. Over the weekend of 11-12th August 2018, Colonel Edward Montagu’s and John Bright’s Regiments of Foote, of

1st Battle Of Newbury – More Feedback

Dear Ian Thank you very much for the invitation to the 375th anniversary of the First Battle of Newbury.  I was very pleased to be able to represent the Lord Lieutenant. I was also delighted to find what an astonishing event you had put on to commemorate the battle.  I was most