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Life under siege: Nottingham during the English civil war (1642-46)

Sowden, Rik (2019) Life under siege: Nottingham during the English civil war (1642-46). In: University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2019, 19th June 2019, University of Birmingham 2019. (Unpublished)

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Nottingham was an important town during the British Civil Wars of the 1630s and 40s. Despite the King raising his standard in the town it rapidly became a stronghold for Parliament, and its residents became embroiled in one of the fiercest areas of fighting in the country. This research builds on and extends the 'county study' approach in novel ways; rather than focusing on political and military events it concentrates on the experiences of Nottingham's population and interprets the impact of the Civil Wars on everyday life. It attempts to reconstruct and understand the civilian experience of a garrison town during a period of often brutal civil war. Adopting innovative ways of reading the past, it incorporates soundscapes and 'history from below' in a way which shines a spotlight on the masses rather than the elite during Nottingham's difficult transformation from market and county town to fortified stronghold.

Type of Work:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Department of History
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College of Arts and Law winner. Supervisors: Richard Cust, Noah Millstone

Date:19 June 2019
Series/Collection Name:Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2019
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
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Copyright Status:This poster is copyright of the author and/or third parties. The intellectual property rights in respect of this work are as defined by The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 or as modified by any successor legislation. Any use made of information contained in this poster must be in accordance with that legislation and must be properly acknowledged.
Copyright Holders:The Author
ID Code:3237

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