THE BATTLE OF BIRMINGHAM IN THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR 1642

17th century: the English Civil War and Birmingham: The #BattleofCampHilland the #BattleofKingsNorton #TheShirelandSkirmish#TheBattleofBirmingham #TheBurningofBirmingham by #PrinceRupert#AstonHall By the early part of the 17th century Birmingham resembled a large sprawling smith’s village. Aided by the abundance of nearby sources of coal and iron ore, many metal workers set up small foundries and workshops in#Birmingham Birmingham was an important manufacturing town with a […]

THE BATTLE OF BIRMINGHAM IN THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR 1642

4 thoughts on “THE BATTLE OF BIRMINGHAM IN THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR 1642

  1. King Charles the First cousin and Royalist commander Prince Rupert laid waste to the little town of Birmingham in 1642 for supporting Parliament during the English Civil War. During the war King Charles raised his standard in Oxford and many of his troops from Worcestershire, which was largely a Royalist supporting county, were based at The Commandery in Worcester which is still there today in 2021 as a museum and visitor attraction. On the other hand Warwickshire and especially Birmingham and Coventry was a Puritan, Parliament supporting county. The West Midlands was pivotal to the outcome of the English Civil War with Jacobean mansion and home of Royalist Sir Thomas Holte coming under Parliamentarian attack with Holte being forced to flee from largely Parliament supporting Birmingham. The 1642 Battle of Edge Hill in Oxfordshire was inconclusive but King Charles’ baggage trains on the way to 🐂 Oxford where King Charles had raised his standard and held Court, were intercepted by Parliamentarian troopers and taken to Warwick which supported Puritan Parliament. The Puritan troops were under the command of Colonel Tinker Fox whose feats of warcraft in this guerrilla action are commemorated in Birmingham at Tinker’s Farm near Wythall.

    • Birmingham is a city or town as it was in the 1640’s full of history and heritage. I write poetry full of Birmingham history and heritage and you can read my poetry and my other Birmingham and Black Country history heritage and sports blog posts on my Bracey Bearwood Blog at

      https://keithbracey.wordpress.com

      By the way Birmingham is hosting the Commonwealth Games in July and August 2022 and I have written a poem on the Games which you can read on my blog 😀

      • Wonderful information.I have most interesting in all historical events.I will try to read your poetry on your blog.sure.dear🌹

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