Part of Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentary army found





UNITED in death, they have lain together under the earth undisturbed for more than 350 years, victims of the Civil War that tore England apart.

Now, centuries after they were buried and forgotten, their story has finally come to light – and given a new insight into the months-long siege of York in 1644.

For, although they were once part of Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentary army, they did not die in battle, but instead succumbed to disease that was rife among the besieging force.

Archaeologists uncovered the remains on the site of what, even during the Civil War, was a “lost” church – All Saints – just outside the city walls, where until recently the modern Barbican leisure centre stood.

There were ten mass graves, all varying in size....


comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe to our mailing list