Siege of Bolingbroke Education pack KS2,3
In the autumn of 1643 Bolingbroke Castle in Lincolnshire was the scene of a Civil War siege that lasted for more than a month. The Parliamentarian victories at Bolingbroke and at the nearby Battle of Winceby were decisive in securing the eventual defeat of the Royalists in the county.
Funded by a Local Heritage Initiative grant, the Friends of Bolingbroke Castle in collaboration with the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire staged a major re-enactment in 2003 as part of a project to commemorate the 360th anniversary of the events of 1643. This education pack is part of the same project. It tells the story of the siege of Bolingbroke Castle and the Battle of Winceby and shows how studies of these events can be used in the school curriculum.
Description and history of Bolingbroke Castle.
Information about the build-up to the Civil War.
Information about the Royalists and the Parliamentarians.
Description of the weapons that were used during the Civil War period.
The story of the Siege of Bolingbroke and the Battle of Winceby.
Bolingbroke Castle is an ideal opportunity for a Key Stage 3 history field visit.
Information to plan a school visit to Bolingbroke Castle.