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Siege of Conwy 1646 – Living History at Plas Mawr

6 April - 10:00 - 16:00

The Siege of Conwy 1646 - Living History at Plas Mawr

The Siege of Conwy 1646 event at Plas Mawr – the finest Elizabethan town house in Britain. Meet the soldiers of the garrison and their families. Hear their stories and fears after four years of Civil War. Listen to the talk in the gatehouse on the British Civil Wars in North Wales. Join the discussion on the story of the siege, of how Bishop John Williams – Archbishop of York – was wounded storming the walls, Sir John Owens‘ defiance and the mystery of the missing silver.

You can read about the background to the Siege of Conwy in 1646, on this website. Read how and why the British Civil Wars started – on the General Crisis of the 17th Century and the Great Rebellion – at English Civil War Notes & Maps.


Plas Mawr
High Street
Conwy, Wales LL32 8DE
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