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The Siege of Bristol

The Siege of Bristol

Almost 375 years to the day since its walls were stormed by Royalist forces, the Sealed Knot is set to reenact the siege of Bristol in the stunning setting of Ashton Estate. In July 1643, the army of King Charles' nephew, Prince Rupert, attacked the stout defences of this vital port town. Troops crossed ditches and scaled walls as the Parliamentarian garrison fought a desperate battle for survival. Who will be victorious? Come and experience 17th Century warfare in the raw as well as civilian life during this fascinating period as the Sealed Knot celebrates its 50th year with a spectacular Bank Holiday weekend event