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Newark and The Battle of Chalgrove

‌Saturday 10th November, 2.30pm

Prince Rupert's annihilation of Essex's army at Chalgrove coincided with the Queen's arrival at Newark. The convoy set out for Oxford as Newcastle went north. At Adwalton Moor, on the 30th June, he crushed Fairfax's army. Was the Regiment of the Queen's Guard formed at Newark to protect her life on the dangerous journey to Oxford? Was there an intrigue between the Queen and Cavendish? The King received news in a letter from his Queen at Ashby dated 6th July of Newcastle's victory. The convoy was at Burton-on-Trent on the 4th July so why was the Queen so far behind with Lord Cavendish? Historian Derek Lester discusses these questions and more.

 

*This event continues our program of free monthly talks included in the admission price. Come back to all our free events with our 12-month Annual Pass