Bolsover Castle under siege- in pictures

The dreaded siege of 1644 returned to Bolsover Castle over the weekend.

Tuesday, 11th June 2019, 10:50 am
The dreaded siege of 1644 came back to Bolsover Castle at the weekend.

History came to life at the landmark as hundreds of of visitors descended for the event by English Heritage.

Paymaster Alasdair Hughs.
English Heritage reenacted preparation for the siege for visitors to the landmark.

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Visitors were taken back to the Civil War when the Duke of Cavendish nervously awaited the Parliamentarian armies to arrive at the doorstep of Bolsover.
They heard the canons roar and saw soldiers prepare for battle...
... as they sharpened their swords, prepared their muskets and clashed in a fight over king and country. Pictured is Jack, eight.
Surgeon Gary Hughs demonstrates cataract removel on paymaster Alasdair Hughs.
Niamh, eight, in the stocks.
The dreaded siege of 1644 came back to Bolsover Castle at the weekend (June 8-9).
To keep up to date with what goes on at Bolsover Castle visit https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/bolsover-castle