28-04-24 - 28-04-24,
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Admission: £FREE

Location: The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon

This April sees the 425th anniversary of Oliver Cromwell's birth in Huntingdon; to tie in with this the Cromwell Museum is bringing some of Cromwell's cavalry to the main square in Huntingdon for an afternoon, next to where he recruited his first troop of cavalry in August 1642.

Come to the town square on Sunday 28 April to meet costumed re-enactors, including several recreated cavalrymen mounted on horseback from the period of the Civil Wars of the 1640s. They will be on show from 12noon until 4pm, with talks on cavalry and weapons of the period at 12noon, 1pm and 2pm.

Oliver Cromwell was born in Huntingdon in April 1599; he lived in the town for over half his life. Although he moved on to St Ives, then Ely, he returned to his birthplace regularly. On 27 August 1642 he raised his first troop of 60 cavalry to fight for Parliament against King Charles I on Huntingdon Town Square, outside the Falcon pub - which is still there and little changed since that time.

Join us on Huntingdon Town Square that day to find out more about this fascinating period of history!

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