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The Red Lodge in the Civil War – Talk and Book Signing

8 June - 14:00 - 16:30

The Red Lodge, Bristol, in the English Civil War

The Red Lodge in the Civil War – a talk and book signing – including the role played by the Red Lodge and the fighting around it during the Storming of Bristol, 26 July 1643.

Charles Cordell will describe the background to and assaults made by the King’s Western and Oxford armies on the City. The talk will include an explanation of the role played by the Red Lodge as Prince Rupert’s headquarters. It will also describe the close fighting that surrounded the Red Lodge.

Charles Cordell will also be signing copies of Divided Kingdom book #2 – The Keys of Hell and Death. This historical novel includes scenes set in and around the Red Lodge during the Storming of Bristol in 1643. It has already received high praise and endorsements from David Gilman (award winning Master of War author), Professor Ronald Hutton CBE (TV historian, Civil War author and University of Bristol lecturer) and others.

The Keys of Hell and Death will be published on 4 June. This event is part of the official book tour. The event is open to all. However, to join the Red Lodge in the Civil War talk, please do check event details and availability. You will find details on the Red Lodge website, 1904 Bristol Arts websites, or the event link below.

You can access background reading on this website at: English Civil War Notes and Maps. These include The General Crisis of the 17th Century and the English Revolution. They also include Pike and Shot Warfare and the Storming of Bristol in 1643 (coming soon).

If you can’t make this event, The Keys of Hell and Death is available now for pre-order. You will find it with Waterstones, Foyles, Topping, Bookshop.org and Booktopia. It is also available with Amazon. For more author talks, book signing and battlefield walks with Charles Cordell, please check out the events list at Charles Cordell Events.


Red Lodge Museum
Park Row
Bristol, BS1 5LJ United Kingdom
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Bristol 1904 Arts Club
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