Civil War and Commonwealth

May 19thAccording 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”.

Civil War Lines of Communication plaque, Spital Square

Civil War Lines of Communication plaque, previously in Spital Square (current fate unknown)

Site of Civil War fort, Borough High Street

Site of Civil War fort, Borough High Street

Site of execution of Charles I, Banqueting House, Whitehall

Site of execution of Charles I, Banqueting House, Whitehall

St Charles King & Martyr banner, church of St Katharine Cree

St Charles King & Martyr banner, church of St Katharine Cree

Various sites associated with the Civil War and Commonwealth are visited on our “London Wall”, “St Paul’s to Westminster Abbey”, “Aldgate, Bishopsgate and beyond” and “Historic Southwark” standard walks, and on our “Lost City Highlights”, “Tudor and Stuart London” and “Rebellious London” themed specials.

Further details of all our walks are available in the “Our Guided Walks” section of our web-site.

Bookings may be made through the “Contact/Booking” section of the web-site, by e-mail (lostcityoflondon@sky.com), or by phone (020-8998-3051).

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