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A nation under siege: Wales and the Welsh in the Civil Wars of the 1640s

Saturday 15th October 2022

The Cromwell Association presents a study day looking at the Civil Wars in Wales and the involvement of the Welsh during the conflict to be hald at The Auditorium, St Fagans National Museum of History, St Fagans, Cardiff.

Chaired by Dr Ismini Pells, Trustee of the Cromwell Association and postdoctoral research fellow, Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, working on the major AHRC-funded research project, ‘Conflict, Welfare and Memory: Maimed Soldiers and War Widows of the English Civil Wars, 1642-1700’, Civil War Petitions Project.


9.45 Registration and coffee

10.25 Welcome and introduction

10.30 ‘The Nursery of the King’s Infantry’? How distinctive was the main civil war (1642-46) in Wales? - Professor Peter Gaunt

11.30 Coffee

11.45 ‘North Wales […] will shake off that yoke of servitude which formerly did lie upon their neck’: The causes, course and consequences of the Battle of Montgomery - Dr Jonathan Worton

12.45 Lunch

13.30 John Poyer, Oliver Cromwell and the Second Civil War in Wales - Dr Lloyd Bowen

14.20 Caricaturing Cymru: Images of the Welsh in the London Press,
1642-46 - Professor Mark Stoyle

15.10 Tea

15.25 Women’s work in civil war Wales 1640-48 - Verne Walker

16.15 Final comments and questions

16.30 Ends

Costs and Booking

The cost of the event is £45 for Cromwell Association members and full time students, £54 for Battlefields Trust members, Friends of St Fagans Musuem and Glamorgan Historical Society members and £55 for all others

Bookings can be made online at:


For further information.

The Battlefields Resource Centre