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April 13, 2020
Bank Holiday Monday 13 April; Basing House, Basingstoke THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS.
Basing House was one of the iconic sieges of the English Civil Wars. Basing was the home of the Marquis of Winchester, a supporter of King Charles I. Parliamentary forces made three attempts to take Basing House, with first two sieges being broken before it fell at the third attempt.
As a prelude to our Major Battle experience on the late May Bank Holiday this year, this Easter Bank Holiday Monday you’ll be able to see a smaller scale battle as the defences are put to the test.
The troops will cross from Barton Mill, fight their way through the Great Barn, before giving battle in the grounds of the house itself.
Set against the evocative backdrop of the ruins of the House, our living history camp will provide an ‘up-close’ experience of aspects of military and civilian life.
For details on entrance prices, parking and directions go to the Basing House website – link