English Civil War Seminar

Saturday 19 September

This session will outline the history of the arms and armour of the period and provide an opportunity to handle pieces from the Popham armoury from Littlecote House, and from the surviving Tower armoury.

It will also consider the realities of the English Civil Wars in Yorkshire, focusing on the battle of Marston Moor in 1644, which won the war for Parliament in the North of England and was a decisive turning point in this bloody conflict.

However the battle for Yorkshire was a hard won affair dependent on the tenacious military skills of Lord Ferdinando and Sir Thomas Fairfax, and the men of the cloth towns of Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield who braved the displeasure of their superiors.

Booking Information

All of the seminars run from 10:30 to 16:00 and take place at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.

The cost is £25 per delegate.

Lunch is not provided, but there is a bistro and a café plus a picnic area in the Museum.

If you would like further information on any of the seminars, or would like to book a place, please contact our booking line:

Email: bookings@armouries.org.uk
or book online

Visitor Information

The location address, map and a guide to getting here can be found on the Visitor Information page

You may also be interested in the following

Clip from Battle of Marston Moor video Themed weekend
Divided Loyaties: The English Civil Wars
26th – 27th September

Visit Divided Loyalties: The English Civil Wars for more information.