History Talk: Assault from the Sea
In April 1651 a Roundhead naval force arrived off Tresco to recapture the Isles of Scilly from a determined group of diehard Royalists. But things didn’t go to plan...
Join historian Julian Humphrys at The Old Blockhouse Ruins at 3 pm on Tuesday 21st September to hear about one of the most unusual battles of the English Civil War.
Julian Humphrys read history at Emmanuel College, Cambridge has worked at historical sites both in Britain and overseas and is a trustee of the Battlefields Trust and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
He is a regular contributor to BBC History Magazine and his published books include Clash of Arms: Twelve English Battles, and Enemies at the Gate: English Castles under Siege (both for English Heritage).
Wet weather backup location: St Nicholas' Church