Chester under siege: An old city under fire from a new technology

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/338858
Title:
Chester under siege: An old city under fire from a new technology
Authors:
Chadwick, Sam
Abstract:
The siege of Chester was a key example of the conflict that wracked the kingdom during the English Civil Wars. Early on the in the conflict, Chester was a significant location; it was a major port, considered strategically key to Ireland, Wales and the North. Both sides attempted to recruit it to their side of the conflict, in the end the Royalists were successful and it took a long time for the Parliamentarians to finally take the city. During a particularly intense siege, Chester was bombared by the relatively new, more efficient pieces of artillery. During this conflict, not only were solid cannon shots fired into the walls, but also at the City itself along with mortars firing shells called 'Grenadoes.' By the end of the fighting Chester's place in society was somewhat lower, the city's silver plate had been used up, its populace reduced and starved, becomming vulnerable to society' other great foe - disease.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Context: The Journal for History & Archaeology Postgraduate Students at the University of Chester, 2014, 1, pp. 22-30
Publisher:
University of Chester
Journal:
Context: The Journal for History & Archaeology Postgraduate Students at the University of Chester
Publication Date:
Oct-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/338858
Additional Links:
http://www.chester.ac.uk
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the PDF version of an article published in Context: The Journal for History & Archaeology Postgraduate Students at the University of Chester© 2014.
ISSN:
2056-6603
Appears in Collections:
History and Archaeology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChadwick, Samen
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-26T11:46:47Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-26T11:46:47Z-
dc.date.issued2014-10-
dc.identifier.citationContext: The Journal for History & Archaeology Postgraduate Students at the University of Chester, 2014, 1, pp. 22-30en
dc.identifier.issn2056-6603-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/338858-
dc.descriptionThis is the PDF version of an article published in Context: The Journal for History & Archaeology Postgraduate Students at the University of Chester© 2014.en
dc.description.abstractThe siege of Chester was a key example of the conflict that wracked the kingdom during the English Civil Wars. Early on the in the conflict, Chester was a significant location; it was a major port, considered strategically key to Ireland, Wales and the North. Both sides attempted to recruit it to their side of the conflict, in the end the Royalists were successful and it took a long time for the Parliamentarians to finally take the city. During a particularly intense siege, Chester was bombared by the relatively new, more efficient pieces of artillery. During this conflict, not only were solid cannon shots fired into the walls, but also at the City itself along with mortars firing shells called 'Grenadoes.' By the end of the fighting Chester's place in society was somewhat lower, the city's silver plate had been used up, its populace reduced and starved, becomming vulnerable to society' other great foe - disease.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.chester.ac.uken
dc.subjectEnglish Civil Waren
dc.subjectChesteren
dc.titleChester under siege: An old city under fire from a new technologyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalContext: The Journal for History & Archaeology Postgraduate Students at the University of Chesteren
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