The Civil War in Cirencester - Town Walk

Thursday 06/09/12 00:00

Corinium Museum

With William Cooper of the Cirencester Civic Society The momentous events of the first week in February 1643 were to greatly influence the lives of the townspeople and local villages for the next 2½ years.
With William Cooper of the Cirencester Civic Society The momentous events of the first week in February 1643 were to greatly influence the lives of the townspeople and local villages for the next 2½ years. Hundreds lost their lives and many more their property. Cirencester was, as it is today, at a key geographical location into the south west of England and into Wales. The wealth re-built in the hundred years since the destruction of the Abbey was too attractive for King Charles I to ignore. The determination of the town to defend itself and of the Royalists to defeat it was all too clear on the day of the battle. During this walk the lead up to and the course of the military actions will be described on the ground where it all took place