Nottingham, St Nicholas' Church
Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
Medium: Ink wash on paper
Nottingham was the scene of many bloody battles during the Civil War (1642-1646). Parliamentarian troops led by Colonel Hutchinson held Nottingham Castle as their stronghold. Royalists took over the tower of St Nicholas' Church and proceeded to bombard their enemy in the castle which stood at the top of the hill. When his men eventually capitulated, Colonel Hutchinson ordered the destruction of St Nicholas as retribution for his defeat. The church was rebuilt between 1671-1682.