In the continuing arguments about parliamentary sovereignty and the prorogation of parliament, we are frequently told that the present parliament is the longest since the English Civil War. Can that be true? It seems an awfully long time ago, I mean, the civil wars were over by err . . . Gosh! When was that?
Wikipedia tells me that the English Civil Wars raged between 1642 and 1651. The infamous Long Parliament lasted from 1640 to 1660.
We are also told “During the English Civil War of the 1640s, Henry, a younger son in the Hastings family, became a Royalist commander in the Midlands. He based himself out of the [Ashby de la Zouch] castle until he was forced to surrender it after a long siege.”
Peter Liddle promises more excitement as he explores the Civil War through local archaeological finds for the Ticknall Preservation and Historical society on 25 October 2019. It starts at 7.30 pm.
Be sure not to miss it.