3 September 2014

Events this weekend

Valence House, Dagenham. Photo: © Copyright Adrian Cable (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Post-holiday blues already kicking-in? Here are some interesting 17th century-related events all happening this weekend:

  • Exhibition: Hidden - An Unseen Portrait of Oliver Cromwell (National Portrait Gallery, London - Sat & Sun)
  • Exhibition: Fanshawe Women of the English Civil War (Valence House, Dagenham - Sat & Sun)
  • Tour: Battle of Naseby 1645 (Naseby, Warks, - Sun)
  • Tour: Battle of Worcester 1651 (Worcester - Sun).

See Events for visiting arrangements, start times etc. and loads more walks, talks and re-enactments all happening this year.

19 August 2014

The importance of Hobbes


In this video, part of a series produced for History Extra, Dr Sam Willis interviews Dr Hannah Dawson about Thomas Hobbes' social contract, the 'madness of the past', and why we obey the law.

12 August 2014

englishcivilwar.org on Google +


This site is now on Google +. You can follow view and follow it here.

5 August 2014

Cromwell Museum update

Cromwell, warts and all. © Copyright Tiger (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Huntingdon's Cromwell Museum, under threat from council cuts, has won a reprieve ...

14 July 2014

17th century art @ The Weiss Gallery

Sign outside the Weiss Gallery, London

The sign above caught my eye a few weeks back when walking in Jermyn Street ...