THE BATTLE OF BIRMINGHAM IN THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR 1642 WHEN THE SMALL MANUFACTURING TOWN OF BIRMINGHAM WAS ATTACKED, BURNED AND RAZED TO THE GROUNDS BY GERMAN ROYALIST PRINCE RUPERT, ONE OF KING CHARLES I’S FAVOURITES – A BIRMINGHAM POEM LAMENTING THE SACKING AND BURNING OF BRUMMAGEM FOR IT’S SUPPORT OF PARLIAMENT AGAINST THE KING

THE BATTLE OF BIRMINGHAM

 

Brum is Burning, Brum is Burning

 

Fire…..Fire……Fire…..Fire

 

King Charles Prince Rupert

 

Was marauding

 

Throughout the Town

 

Throughout the Town

 

Brum was Roundhead

 

Not for Royalists….

 

Ride them down…..

 

Ride them down…..

 

Rupert killed them

 

Torched their houses

 

For supporting

 

Parliament…..

 

NOT The Crown;

 

NOT The Crown

 

Many murdered…..

 

Many murdered…..

 

By Rupert’s Cavalry

 

Cut them down…!!!

 

Cut them down…!!!

 

Yet at Shireland

 

Was a Skirmish

 

Where Earl Denbigh

 

Met his end

 

Shot him down……!!!

 

Shot him down……!!!

 

No Justice!!!

 

No Justice!!!

 

For Brummagem!

 

For Brummagem!

 

Brum is Burning

 

Brum is Burning

 

Fire….Fire…..Fire…Fire

 

Battle’s over

 

Battle’s over……

 

Poor Birmingham

 

POOR Birmingham…….

 

BRUMMAGEM!

 

BRUMMAGEM!

 

Keith Bracey, Roundhead rather than Royalist

 

Parliament NOT The King

 

Commonwealth NOT The Crown

 

#BrummieBard

 

#BillShakespeare

 

#KeithBracey
#1truclaretnblu

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