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Civil War at Aston Hall

Aston Hall

  • Capacity: 30 pupils
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Cost (per pupil): £4.50
Book Session

Uncover Aston Hall’s role in the English Civil War.

Learners will dress up as key figures including King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell and Queen Henrietta Maria. They’ll find out about Sir Thomas Holte, the royalist owner of Aston Hall, and how he was locked up for supporting the King.

Examine the damage caused by cannon fire to the staircase and walls and handle objects from the Civil War. Plus, the class will re-enact the pikemens’ formations in the Hall’s grounds.

(School visits to Aston Hall are available Tuesday - Friday.)

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