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The Siege of Lichfield

An unusual historical plaque located in the wall of a building in Dam Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England - about a strange military event which occurred on that very spot in 1643. The plaque reads: March 2nd 1643. Lord Brooke, a General of the Parliamentary forces, preparing to besiege The Close of Lichfield, then Garrisoned for King Charles the First, received his death wound on the spot beneath this inscription by a shot in the forehead, from Mr. Dyott, a gentleman who had placed himself on the battlements of the Great Steeple to annoy the besiegers.


My Lichfield images.

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  • Uploaded on January 8, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Roger Powell
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A400
    • Taken on 2009/08/29 14:30:57
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 13.19mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash