History of War

THE CASTLE AT WAR

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 In 1648 the local authorities of Oxfordshire demolished Banbury Castle on the orders of a parliamentary committee. The purpose of this act of vandalism was to prevent the fortification falling into the hands of royalist forces during the height of the English Civil War. Since the outbreak of hostilities in 1642, it had twice been conquered and held by

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