Oxford during the Civil War by Diane Purkiss

  • A photo of the Siege of Oxford, a painting of Oxford's Civil defenses during the time of the siege

    Oxford during the Civil War by Diane Purkiss

    • Date: 6th December 2018
    • Location: Oxford Town Hall
    • Time: 18:00 - 19:00
    • Cost: £4 (plus Eventbrite booking fee)

    This talk will be held in the Court Room

    During the tumultuous 1640s, Oxford was the capital of England – if you were a Royalist, that is. The whole royal court squeezed into the colleges, and the town was so overwhelmed that the drains blocked up, and disease spread. But Henrietta Maria and her ladies knew how to party, even with the Parliamentarian army drawing in…

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