Plymouth Under Siege: Plymouth and the Civil War

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 14th May 2019

Time: 7 p.m.

Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA.

Description: What was it like to live in Plymouth besieged by Royalist forces during the English Civil War? Was the town really over-run by puritans who hated King Charles I? Was there really no fresh water and only pilchards for breakfast? For this entertaining talk, local writer Laura Quigley will be your guide, discussing the conflict on land and sea, and offering new maps and illustrations of 17th century Plymouth at war.

How to book: The Arts Institute Plymouth University T: 01752 585050 E: theartsinstitute@plymouth.ac.uk

Price: Free for national or local members of the Historical Association, members of the Devon History Society, and for University of Plymouth students. Visitor tickets: £6.00, concessions £4.20.

Tel: 01503 230106

Email: a.cousins345@btinternet.com

Website: www.ha-plymouth.org.uk

Organiser: Alan H. Cousins

Lecturer: Laura Quigley, author and historian

Comments: This lecture is held jointly with Devon History Society

Region: South-West England

Branch: Plymouth

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