'A World Turn'd Upside Down': The English Civil Wars from a Regional Perspective

\'A World Turn\'d Upside Down\': The English Civil Wars from a Regional Perspective

Saturday 3 November 2018 from 10.00-17.00 hrs
At University Centre Shrewsbury
The Guildhall, Frankwell, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ

A one-day public conference exploring the mid seventeenth-century English Civil Wars from a regional perspective. Lectures from experts in the period will consider the conflict, its context and repercussions in Shropshire, the northerly Welsh Marches and in the West Midlands. Speakers include:

• Professor Peter Gaunt and Dr Jonathan Worton, on military events and organisation: respectively, how civil war was waged in Cheshire and the Shropshire region from 1642-46.
• Professor Malcolm Wanklyn and Mr John Sutton, on religious conflict: respectively, how the wars affected Warwickshire Roman Catholics, and why Catholics along the Shropshire/Staffordshire border rallied to the Royalist cause during the 1651 Battle of Worcester campaign.
• Professor Richard Hoyle and Dr Isabel Jones, on social effects: respectively, how the Poor Law was administered in and around Shrewsbury during a time of civil strife, and why the so-called Clubmen rose up in arms as vigilantes in Shropshire and the Welsh Borderlands in 1644/45.

There will also be a display area, including a book stall.


** This event is fully sold out.  Closed for bookings **


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