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Newark and the Civil War

A talk by Kevin Winter, Collections Assistant at the National Civil War Centre in Newark.
When May 10, 2018
from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Upper Broughton Village Hall
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Contact Phone 01664 822458
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Charles raised his standard at Nottingham in August 1642, a few miles up the River Trent, and surrendered at Newark in May 1646. The town became known as ‘the key to the North’ during the First Civil War (1642-46). It was staunchly Royalist throughout until it was told to surrender following Charles I’s surrender to the Scots. During that period it was besieged three times, had royal visits and was the site of a right royal quarrel.

Kevin will explore why Newark was so staunchly Royalist, why it was known as the ‘key to the North’ and what happened during the sieges. He will also look at some of the characters involved, what happened to the town following its surrender to Scots and Parliamentarian forces and what surviving traces of the Civil Wars still exist in and around the town.

Cost is £5 and includes a glass of wine

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