Friday, 1 May 2015

English Civil War museum now open

A museum dedicated to the English Civil War has opened this spring at Newark in Nottinghamshire. Housed in a Grade II listed building originally designed as a Tudor grammar school. The £5.4m centre will explain the background and importance of the 17th century clash between Crown and Parliament. Newark was a key strategic point in the war and was besieged three times. It was outside the town that Charles I handed himself over to the Scottish army. But after failing to persuade him to introduce Presbyterianism in England they delivered the King to Parliamentarians, which led to his trial and execution. The museum’s exhibits will include weapons and documents from the period.

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