Civil War

The Civil War comes to Fenstanton in Huntingdonshire, UK


Fenstanton was not the scene of any battle, although no doubt men from the village would have been required for service. The Lord of the Manor at this time was the Royalist Earl of Northampton, who was killed at Hopton Heath in 1643, when the village then came under the Eastern Association of Parliaments, commanded by the Earl of Manchester.

The villagers had to provide the troops with quarters and stable their horses, for which they were paid. For example John Allpress received 11 shillings for keeping one man in his accommodation, and his horse stabled for ten days.