From the winter of 1642, to the summer of 1646, the city of Lichfield was torn apart during the English Civil War.
From the winter of 1642, to the summer of 1646, the city of Lichfield was torn apart during the English Civil War. Lichfield historian, and tour guide, Jono Oates, tells the story of the three sieges of Lichfield Cathedral, the dramatic death of Lord Greville Brooke, and the destruction of the main spire of Lichfield Cathedral by the cannon balls of Royalist commander Prince Rupert.
The illustrated talk at Erasmus Darwin House describes how Lichfield became a city divided, with supporters of both the Royalists and the Roundheads fighting hand to-hand across the city and within the cathedral close – and also reveals the location where the ghost of a mortally wounded Cavalier takes his last breath.
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Beacon Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 7AD
Museum Opening Hours
26 March 2023 to 28 October 2023 open every day 11am to 5pm last entry 4.15pm
29 October 2023 to 30 March 2024 Open Thursday to Monday 11am to 4pm, last entry 3.15pm.
The herb garden is open all year with free access - please observe social distancing in our small garden
The museum is occassionally closed for weddings and school bookings. Please check the website for details.
Please visit erasmusdarwin.org for full information.
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