Tag Archives: Shrewsbury

Remembering Montgomery: The largest Civil War battle fought in Wales

The largest English Civil War battle to take place in Wales – involving more than 8,000 soldiers – has been reappraised in a ground-breaking new book, written more than 350 years later. The Battle of Montgomery, 1644. The English Civil … Continue reading

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University Centre Hosts Major English Civil War Conference

A MAJOR English Civil War Conference is set to return to the town’s iconic Rowley’s House building and University Centre Shrewsbury base on Saturday, 10 September. Supported by official event partners the Pike and Shot Society, and organised by one … Continue reading

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“A Rabble of Gentility”? – The Northern Horse, 1644-45

By John Barratt General George Monck once described the Royalist Horse in the English Civil War as  a “rabble of gentility”. It  was (even in the closing stages of the war) a rather sweeping generalisation, but the men who perhaps … Continue reading

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Lost and found: An artillery train at Shrewsbury Castle in 1659 by Charles Singleton

I was passed this document whilst at a lecture given by Professor Malcolm Wanklyn. He had come across it whilst doing work on the Parliamentarian officer list for Shropshire. It seems rather large to be stored at Shrewsbury, which by … Continue reading

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The Care of the Sick and Wounded During the English Civil War

Who attached the highest priority to the care of their sick and wounded – the Royal army or Parliament? Dr. Eric Gruber von Arni will present his paper at our Civil War Conference in September 2015. From October 1642 until July … Continue reading

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Introducing the Century of the Soldier…

A painting of c1630 sheds light on Shrewsbury at the time of the Stuarts The New Year was to see the launch of Helion and Companies latest book series, The Century of the Soldier 1618-1721. The dynamic new range will … Continue reading

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