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    Historic     Places

Our own area is steeped in the English Civil War events.

The City of Hull has the famous Plotting Chamber (which is a room within The White Harte public house in Silver Street). Here, those in favour of rule by Parliament, decided what they would do as King Charles 1  approached the City

Accordingly Hull was the first place to defy King Charles I and Lord Hotham was encouraged by his fellow plotters to deny Charles entry to the City (the Arsenal was inside the gates and was a key issue)

King Charles needed the arms but could only be allowed into the walls of the City alone - without his soldiers. He did not trust this  suggestion and so a 'stand off' ensued resulting in the first English Civil War.

This is sometimes disputed by Nottingham who say they were the first to stand up to the King but Hull stands firm !

Just a little further north of Hull lies York - and the nearby village of

Marston Moor

Just 40 minutes car journey away from Hull is  the city of York and Prince Rupert famously rode to the outskirts and fought for the Royalist Cause.  Just further on from that the Battle of Marston Moor took place in the evening of 2nd July 1644. 

The village of Long Marston has a memorial to all participants  in  the Battle of Marston Moor and every year the local people dress up in costume and gather there to remember the dead on both sides and place flowers on the memorial.

On the 350th Anniversary in 1994 we stayed for the weekend and took part in the local remembrances - and re-enactments - and have many photos to show you. The main battle was reproduced at Ripley Castle to protect the farmers fields and countryside (most of the landmarks are unchanged from the 17th century)  but then the Civil War Society and the Sealed Knot and followers all gathered in the evening light to sing hymns and think of those who gave their lives for democracy.

Hull also had marching and re-enacted battles - the Battle of Beverley was performed on Queens Gardens in Hull !

 

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