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Ramsey Heritage Day

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ramsey Heritage Day

Troops from Colonel John Pickerings Regiment and members of the Sealed Knot come to Ramsey to commemorate the Abbey’s rich past and help you relive history.

Cromwell, the English civil war commander who rose through the ranks from MP and would go on to be known as Lord Protector, wasn’t the only Oliver in the family. His uncle Sir Oliver Cromwell had moved to Ramsey Abbey having sold Hinchingbrooke House to the Montague Family, to settle debts – mostly caused by ‘hosting’ King James the first several times.

Oliver Cromwell (the one we’re used to hearing about) came to visit his uncle, a supporter of the King, and threatened to burn down the Abbey with him in it if a substantial amount of money and valuables were not handed over to him for the Parliamentary Cause.


Join us and find out if the deal was done or if the Abbey suffered during these fractious times where brother fought brother, nephew threatened uncle….


April 7
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse, Abbey School, PE26 1DH
Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse
Abbey School,, PE26 1DH United Kingdom
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