English Civil War

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The period of English History 1642 - 1651.

The events that led to the English Civil war and the resulting consequences of the war are of huge signifiance to Belchamp Walter. The fact that Oliver Raymond was part of both Oliver Cromwell's Protectrate parliaments and the possible use of the christian name of Phillip Honywood indicate that there were some sympathies with the anti-royalist/puritan ethos.

The destruction of the chantry chapel in St. Mary the Virgin was undoubtedly the work of the incumbents of the hall during this time.


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English Civil War