THE BATTLE OF BIRMINGHAM IN THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR 1642 WHEN THE LITTLE MIDLANDS MANUFACTURING TOWN OF BIRMINGHAM WAS ATTACKED AND BURNED BY THE ROYALIST PRINCE RUPERT AND HIS MERCENARY FORCES ON THE SIDE OF KING CHARLES I

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!

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  1. Reblogged this on keithbracey and commented:

    My #BrumPoem “The Battle of Birmingham” telling of the time that the German mercenary Prince Rupert laid waste to the little town of Birmingham for supporting Parliament against the King

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