The Civil War in the Fens - talk

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On De­cem­ber 10, Peter­bor­ough Civic So­ci­ety wel­comes Dr Mike Os­borne, who will be speak­ing on The Civil War in the Fens.

The English Civil War was, of course, the strug­gle be­tween King and Par­lia­ment, Cava­liers and Round­heads. It was also a patch­work in which lo­cal in­ter­ests, griev­ances and ri­val­ries had sig­nif­i­cant parts to play. Peter­bor­ough ad­hered to the con­ser­va­tive es­tab­lish­ment, both in re­li­gion and pol­i­tics, but there were many in the wider lo­cal­ity who took a dif­fer­ent view. The war brought great hard­ship and suf­fer­ing but also pro­vided new op­por­tu­ni­ties for some of the par­tic­i­pants, in­clud­ing, in our area, for an ob­scure coun­try gen­tle­man, Oliver Cromwell, who even­tu­ally rose to be­come monarch in all but name. These cir­cum­stances made it in­evitable that the Fens would see sig­nif­i­cant mil­i­tary ac­tiv­ity dur­ing the course of the war. The meet­ing com­mences at 7.30pm and takes place at St Marks Church Hall, Lin­coln Road, Peter­bor­ough.

The young­sters with the group in Peter­bor­ough Cathe­dral

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