The build up to the next Birmingham Heritage Week (in September 2019) continues with a look back at an event at Aston Hall during September 2017. A recreation of the Civil War Siege of 1643. Sir Thomas Holte awaited the arrival of Royalist troops. Would the hall fall? Nearby Birmingham was on Parliaments side. At Easter 1643 was the Battle of Camp Hill with Prince Rupert.

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Aston Hall Civil War Siege 1643 - Birmingham Heritage Week (September 2017)





The build up to the next Birmingham Heritage Week (in September 2019) continues with a look back at an event at Aston Hall during September 2017. A recreation of the Civil War Siege of 1643. Sir Thomas Holte awaited the arrival of Royalist troops. Would the hall fall? Nearby Birmingham was on Parliaments side. At Easter 1643 was the Battle of Camp Hill with Prince Rupert.


On Saturday 16th September 2017 I went to an event at Aston Hall, booking online for £8.00. The Civil War Siege of Aston Hall in 1643 (the web link from 2 years ago still works). For my full album on Flickr follow this link Aston Hall Civil War Siege.

Can the Hall hold or will it fall? See soldiers arrive to defend the Hall, and experience the story of the siege. Help the servants and soldiers as they prepare for battle, fortifying the Hall and learning to fight.

In the 1640s the country was at war with itself, King against Parliament, and in 1643 the tides of war brought battle to Aston Hall.

Can the Hall hold? Come early to follow events as they unfold!

The above text was from the Birmingham museums website for the Aston Hall (the first link above).

Inside The Great Hall at Aston Hall. Sir Thomas Holte is about to go outside to confront the soldiers that are turning up on his doorstep.

Sir Thomas Holte and his advisor's are now outside, as the soldiers match up to confront him.

Royalist troops in red match up to the hall.

They confront Sir Thomas Holte.

A prisoner is held captive. Is he a spy? Is he on Parliaments side?

After the man was taken away for questionning, one of Sir Thomas's men signs a document.

What next for Aston Hall, has it fallen to the Royalists?

A short time later, servants at Aston Hall were given rifle practice by the Royalist soldiers.

Bang! As the servants fire their rifles.

After target practice had ended, had the servants joined the Royalist army to fight Parliament?

For Birmingham Heritage Week in September 2019, Aston Hall has the following events on:

Meet Sir Thomas Holte Tour on the 11th September 2019.

A Servant’s Life Guided Tour on the 12th September 2019.

Bookings for the above muse be made on their website.

 

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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