The village of Holt on the border between England and Wales has a castle dating back to the thirteenth Century. During the English Civil War the castle was held by Royalist forces and they were beseiged by the Parliamentarians twice, once in 1643 and then in 1646. The castle finally fell after a year and the Royalists surrendered. In 1650 the castle was slighted to prevent it's further use as a base in future unrest.
The Holt Village Heritage
day on September 19th 2009 saw the English Civil War Society provide a
Living History Camp in the grounds of the castle ruins. This gave an
insight into the life and drills of the Parliamentarian Army of the
Here musketeers of the Parliamentarian Earl of Essex Regiment of Foote and of Sir Thomas Fairfax's New Model Army Regiment practice their firing in the air.
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