Wargaming the English Civil War, American War of Independence and Sudanese campaigns in 28mm

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Interesting viewing

For those of you who are interested in British history and that of the English Civil War in particular, if you tune in to Channel 4 at 5:30pm tomorrow (Sunday 16th May), you'll be able to view a Time Team special on the siege of Hopton Castle in Shropshire.

This photo (Copyright 2006, Lawson Clout) shows the castle, where 28 Parliamentarians held out against a force of five hundred Royalists for two weeks before being tricked into surrendering in exchange for their lives - only to be slaughtered as they left the building. In the programme, presented by Tony Robinson, the team uncover evidence of three fierce battles and search for the final resting place of the massacred defenders.

This programme should make for some very interesting Sunday afternoon viewing and will shed some light on this little known but intriguing Civil War encounter.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up Consul.
Looks like its going to be a good one.
Cheers Paul

Consul said...

Not a problem! I'd never heard of the battle before and I imagine not many others will have done either - thought it worth a post!

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