‘’Faithful Fortress’: Newark in the Civil Wars’: a talk by Kevin Winter, National Civil War Centre
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Admission: £6 Adults, £5 Students/Friends of the Museum
Location: Via Zoom
Newark, to day home to the National Civil War Centre became a Royalist stronghold, during the First English Civil War, evinced by the spectacular remains of defensive earthworks and a ruined castle even today.
The town became known as ‘The Key to the North’, suffering three sieges between 1643 – 46. This talk will examine what happened and the impact on the town. It will look at some of the characters involved, such as the military governors and the effects on ordinary townspeople.
Kevin Winter is Exhibitions and Collections Officer for the National Civil War Centre in Newark, Chair of the Town's Heritage Forum and Vice Chair of Newark's Civic Trust.
This is part of a four part lecture series on apects of the mid 1600s. Discounted combined tickets for all four talks can be purchased at: the Cromwell Lecture Series (click on this title for the link).
We are delighted to welcome over four successive Wednesdays:
Wednesday 6 April at 7.30pm - Kevin Winter on ‘’Faithful Fortress’: Newark in the Civil Wars’
Wednesday 13 April at 7.30pm - Professor Steve Murdoch on ‘A Beginner’s Guide to the Thirty Years’ War’
Wednesday 20 April at 7.30pm - Dr Anna Keay on ‘The Restless Republic: Life in the Republic of Britain’
Wednesday 27 April at 7.30pm - Jessie Childs on ‘I thank God I can give you a Good Account of Basing’
Click on the titles for more information and individual bookings.
PLEASE NOTE: This talk will be held online via Zoom. Joining details will be sent out 48 hours before the talk. The talks are recorded and will be available on a private channel for ticket holders to view afterwards if they miss the 'live' talk or wish to watch it again.Book Now Back to events