Holly Holy Day
Time Period: Stuarts
Performer / Organiser: Sealed Knot
26th January 2019 at Nantwich, Cheshire
During the four-year long first English Civil War, Nantwich was held by the Parliamentarians and by the end of December 1643, was besieged by Royalist troops. However a Parliamentarian force had marched south from Lancashire under the command of Sir Thomas Fairfax to retake the city. At the Battle of Nantwich that ensued, the Parliamentarians won the day and on 25th January 1644, the siege was lifted and the people wore holly sprigs in their hats in celebration – hence Holly Holy Day.
Come along to Nantwich for the annual re-enactment of the battle as well as lots of living history, parade etc.
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