Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cromwell's Pre-Battle Bolthole

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cromwell's Pre-Battle Bolthole

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As the nation prepares for the royal wedding next year between Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle, this historic stone house reminds of less happy times when our royal family helped split, rather than unite, the nation.

Lumb Hall is where a young Oliver Cromwell stayed in June 1643 before he fought in the Battle of Adwalton Moor in Yorkshire, his second of half a dozen conflicts he fought in during the English Civil War.

Cromwell was an extraordinary man. With little military experience, he rose from Colonel to Lieutenant General in just three years and, after winning several decisive battles and reorganising the Parliamentary army from the roots up, he became Lord Protector of the nation in 1653.

Grade-I listed Lumb Hall would have been a fitting place for a gifted and ambitious young soldier like Cromwell to relax before a battle. …

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