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Events

'A World Turn'd Upside Down': The English Civil Wars from a Regional Perspective

Saturday 3rd November 2018

 

A one-day conference exploring the mid seventeenth-century English Civil Wars from a regional perspective. Lectures from experts in the period will consider the conflict, its context and repercussions in Shropshire, the northerly Welsh Marches and parts of the West Midlands. Speakers include:

 

  • Professor Peter Gaunt on military developments and the civil war in and around Cheshire
  • Dr Jonathan Worton on military events and organisation and the civil war in and around Shropshire
  • Professor Malcolm Wanklyn on a prominent family of Warwickshire Roman Catholics and their engagement with the civil war
  • John Sutton on why Catholics along the Shropshire/Staffordshire border rallied to the royalist cause during the 1651 Battle of Worcester campaign
  • Professor Richard Hoyle on how the Poor Law was administered in and around Shrewsbury during a time of civil war and civil strife
  • Dr Isabel Jones re-assessing why the so-called Clubmen rose up in arms in parts of Shropshire and the Welsh borderlands in 1644/45

 

Thus the day will explore key aspects of the military, administrative, religious and social history of the civil war period.

 

There will also be a display area, including a book stall.

 

Date: Saturday 3 November 2018

Time: 10.00 am to 5 pm

Venue: At the University Centre Shrewsbury, The Guildhall, Frankwell, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ

 

Admission is £10.00 per person, to include welcome tea/coffee and buffet lunch.

 

(Free to students at the time studying at University Centre Shrewsbury or the University of Chester).

 

Places are limited and pre-booking is essential. Please visit www.ucshrewsbury.ac.uk/public-events, scan down the monthly listing to this event on 3 November, click on it and you will be taken to the page where you can book and pay.

 

 

 
 

For further information.

 

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