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Parson v Parishioners in the Parish of Wixford
One of the best-known features of the little church of St Milburga in the scattered hamlet of Wixford near Alcester, is the enormous yew tree outside the south porch. In ...
Warmington and the Battle of Edgehill
Few battles in British history have left as indelible an impression on the popular imagination as the first major engagement of the English Civil War, fought at Edgehill, between Radway ...
Stratford's Cavalier Portrait
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust owns many fascinating and important treasures relating to arguably Britain’s greatest playwright. However, often overlooked in its collection is a rare and fine portrait by William ...
'Usurped Authority' in Civil War Rowington
For me, it is the seemingly incidental comments captured in records that really bring history to life. Most of the history of the Civil Wars and Commonwealth in England as ...
The Old Mint, Southam
Southam minted its own coins in mediaeval times because local people found ordinary coins too high in value for everyday use. The old mint house was built in the early ...
Newton Regis and a Persistent Legend
The name Newton Regis commemorates the ownership by King Henry II (reigned 1154-1189). From the 17th century, possibly because at the time royalty was out of favour under the Commonwealth, ...
Civil War Ciphers: Lord Feilding’s Mystery Coded Letter (Nearly) Cracked!
The document taking the spotlight this month is quite unique and particularly fascinating. It is a coded letter written by Lord Feilding of Newnham Paddox, alongside the cipher with which ...
Coventry City Walls and Being 'Sent to Coventry'
Walls surrounded the medieval city of Coventry with 12 gateways and 32 towers made from handsome local red sandstone. The city walls slighted Just before the outbreak of the Civil War in 1642, Charles ...
Insights into Warwickshire’s Civil War History
At Warwickshire County Record Office, we are privileged to hold a certificate of engagement to the Commonwealth of England signed by Thomas Hartwell of Dascott, Worcester in 16501. This document hails ...
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