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Thomas, Lord Fairfax and the Second Civil War

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

This talk will assess the role played by Lord Fairfax, the commander-in-chief of the New Model Army, in securing victory for Parliament in the South-East of England during the Second Civil War. The talk will include a discussion of Fairfax’s controversial role in the bloody siege of Colchester, encompassing why parliamentarian retribution was more severe in Essex than in Kent. It will also reflect on the political consequences of this military campaign in creating conditions favourable towards placing Charles I on trial for his life. There will also be an original document display.

Dr Andrew Hopper (University of Leicester) is the author of Black Tom: Sir Thomas Fairfax and the English Revolution, and co-editor of England’s Fortress: New Perspectives on Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax.

Free, book ahead.

Venue

The National Archives
Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
Phone:
020 8876 3444
Website:
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk