The conflict between King Charles I and His Parliament. 

 

Photo:Dawn Sanger

The Taunton Garrison covers many aspects of the C17th period from military re-enactments to camplife with various trades, to music and plays, and on to historical cameos.
 
The first of the two timescales that we cover is the English Civil War - 1642-1651.
 
The English Civil War essentially resulted from an argument between King Charles I and Parliament.  The most readily known names, other than the King, is of course Oliver Cromwell and Lord Fairfax both of whom took part in the fighting here in the Southwest during 1645.
 
Notable battles in this area include - the siege of Taunton, Lansdown Hill and the battle of Langport.
 
Photo: Ruth Farmer