‘The Civilian Experience of the Civil Wars': a talk by Stuart Jennings

12-06-24 - 12-06-24,
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Admission: ££6 Adults, £4.50 Students/Museum Members

Location: Via Zoom

The Civil Wars of the 1640s were perhaps the most brutal experience that people have experienced in British history, with high mortality rates, destruction, high taxation and more. What was the experience of this like for those who lived through it? In this talk Dr Stuart Jennings will use the example of Newark and its surrounding parishes, to examine people's experience of 'The World Turned Upside Down'.

Stuart Jennings is a historian specialising in the Early Modern period, a retired Methodist minister, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He holds an MA in History from Nottingham University and earned his PhD in Early Modern British History at Nottingham Trent University. Dr Jennings has published extensively on Newark and the Civil War and is the author of three books, most recently A Very Gallant Gentleman (Helion, 2022). For nearly a decade, Dr Jennings served as a coordinator and lecturer of Historical Studies at the University of Warwick's Centre for Lifelong Learning.

This talk will be recorded and put on a private channel after the 'live talk' for ticket holders to view at their leisure if they miss the live talk or wish to view them again.

This talk is part of a four part lecture series; for season tickets please click here:

We are delighted to welcome over four successive Wednesdays:

Wednesday 29 May at 7.30pm - Mark Turnbull on 'King Charles I: Man, Monarch and Memory'

Wednesday 5 June at 7.30pm - Professor John Morrill on 'Risen from Obscurity? Oliver Cromwell's Early Life'

Wednesday 12 June at 7.30pm - Dr Stuart Jennings on 'The Experience of the Civil Wars'

Wednesday 17 June at 7.30pm - Stuart Orme on 'Mrs Cromwell's Cookbook: 1600s Food, Print and Politics'

For tickets and details on the individual talks, please click on the links above.

PLEASE NOTE: These talks will be held online via Zoom. Joining details will be sent 48 hours before the talk.

Admission: £20 Adults (for 4 talks), £15 for students/Museum Members (for 4 talks); for individual talks £6 Adults, £4.50 students/Museum Members.

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