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

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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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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