County magazine at Bury St Edmunds seized by Royalist supporters

(88 words)

Historical Context Note

In the spring of 1648, when Charles I was in the possesion of the Parliamentarians - under arrest at Carisbrooke Castle, on the Isle of Wight - riots broke out in support of the Royalist cause across the South East. In Bury St Edmunds, the rioters even managed to take possession of the county's supply of ammunition. However, this Royalist surge did not last long: with their defeat by the New Model Army at the Battle of Preston in August, the Parliamentarians secured their victory in the Civil Wars.

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Related Groups

  1. English Civil War