Civil War and Commonwealth

19th May – According to Peter de Loriol’s endlessly fascinating  “The London Book of Days”, on this day in 1649,  at what was effectively the end of the Civil War, “the Rump Parliament passed an Act … which created all people of the realm and territories of England a Commonwealth and Free State where Parliament would constitute the officers and ministers of the people without any kings or lords”.
The Civil War is covered on our Thursday morning walk “Aldgate, Bishopsgate and beyond – Priories and Play-Houses”.
Civil War Lines of Communication, Spital Square(update November 2013 – sadly this display is no longer to be found)
(Photograph by Bob Jones)
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