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The Storming of Bristol 1643 – Battlefield Walk and Talk

8 June - 10:00 - 12:00

The Storming of Bristol 1643 - battlefield walk

The Storming of Bristol 1643 – a guided battlefield walk of the key sites and events of 26 July 1643.

Charles Cordell will describe the background and assaults made by the King’s Western and Oxford armies on the City. The walk will trace the line of the western defensive works, before following the route of Prince Rupert’s break in.

The meeting point will be on Brandon Hill Fort, at the base of the Cabot Tower, at 15:00. The walk will aim to finish at the site of the Parliamentary headquarters, on Broad Street, at 17:00. It will include the sites of Prior’s Hill Fort, Washington’s Breach and the Essex Work.

This Storming of Bristol 1643 event will be free for Battlefields Trust members. Non-members will be asked to make a small donation to support the Trust’s work in protecting and promoting Britain’s battlefields.

Background reading can be found on this website at: English Civil War Notes and Maps, including The General Crisis of the 17th Century, the English Revolution, Pike and Shot Warfare and the Storming of Bristol in 1643 (coming soon).


Brandon Hill
Brandon Hill Park, Park Street
Bristol, BS1 5RR United Kingdom
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The Battlefields Trust
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