Category Archives: Civil Wars and Interregnum

Thomas Kelsey – Governor of Kent and Sussex and the Battle of Dover

Although some historians say that Thomas Kelsey was a Lord Warden during the Interregnum (1649-1660), when England was without a monarchy, the office of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, as such, did not exist at that time. Instead the … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkes and John Reading – the Civil Wars and Interregnum

At the beginning of the English Civil Wars and the Interregnum (1642–1660), a Dovorian and his friends captured Dover Castle from the Royalists, who supported Charles I (1625-1649), and quickly myths grew surrounding the event. At the same time, the vicar … Continue reading

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Hope Sherrard of Sandwich

In October 1647, the House of Lords received a petition from Henry Forstall, Mayor of Sandwich – East Kent, and John Elgate, churchwarden of St Clement’s Church there. They were objecting to the installation of a Minister, one Hope Sherrard, at St … Continue reading

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John Dixwell the Dover Member of Parliament who committed Regicide

Few episodes of early American history intrigued nineteenth century novelists more than the flight of three of the regicides, who had signed the death warrant of Charles I , to New England, following the Restoration of King Charles II in … Continue reading

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Charles II – Restoration

In 1660, Charles II stepped ashore on Dover beach to claim the throne of England. The country, in the preceeding twenty years had been through three Civil Wars and witnessed the beheading of the Monarch – Charles I on 30 … Continue reading

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