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The Old Chapel at Lansdown

The Old Chapel at Lansdown

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1783

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15547

Item number: f.63

Genre: Manuscript

On 5 July 1643 the Royalists won a decisive battle against the Parliamentarians in the English Civil War at Lansdown. A monument was erected here to commemorate the bravery of the Royalist Sir Brevil Grenville, who was felled by an axe-blow whilst opposing the charge of the Parliamentary cavalry.

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