‘A World Turn’d Upside Down’: The English Civil Wars from a regional perspective

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Date / time: 3 November, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

University Centre Shrewsbury, The Guildhall

'A World Turn'd Upside Down': The English Civil Wars from a regional perspective

Saturday 3 November 2018, from 10.00 am to 5 pm

At the University Centre Shrewsbury, The Guildhall, Frankwell, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ

A one-day conference exploring the mid seventeenth-century English Civil Wars from a regional perspective. Lectures from experts in the period will consider the conflict, its context and repercussions in Shropshire, the northerly Welsh Marches and parts of the West Midlands. Speakers include:

  • Professor Peter Gaunt on military developments and the civil war in and around Cheshire
  • Dr Jonathan Worton on military events and organisation and the civil war in and around Shropshire
  • Professor Malcolm Wanklyn on a prominent family of Warwickshire Roman Catholics and their engagement with the civil war
  • John Sutton on why Catholics along the Shropshire/Staffordshire border rallied to the royalist cause during the 1651 Battle of Worcester campaign
  • Professor Richard Hoyle on how the Poor Law was administered in and around Shrewsbury during a time of civil war and civil strife
  • Dr Isabel Jones re-assessing why the so-called Clubmen rose up in arms in parts of Shropshire and the Welsh borderlands in 1644/45

Thus the day will explore key aspects of the military, administrative, religious and social history of the civil war period.

There will also be a display area, including a book stall.Admission is £10 per person, to include welcome tea/coffee and buffet lunch.

Places are limited and pre-booking is essential. Please visit https://www.ucshrewsbury.ac.uk/public-events, scan down the monthly listing to this event on 3 November, click on it and you will be taken to the page where you can book and pay.