In 1650 Oliver Cromwell won a decisive victory over the Scottish Covenanters at the Battle of Dunbar. During the aftermath, the forced march of 5,000 prisoners to Durham, many prisoners died. Rosie and John, using archive material and findings from the recent archaeological excavations in Durham, will provide a graphic reminder of the fate of Cromwell’s convicts.
This event is presented in association with Berwick Heritage Open Days 2020.
John Sadler was born and bred in Northumberland and he has worked for most of his career in the law. He is an expert on the history of warfare and a prolific writer on the subject. His many books include Battle for Northumbria, Scottish Battles, War in the North 1461-1464, Border Fury: The Three Hundred Years War, Culloden 1746, Bannockburn: Battle for Liberty and The Second Barons’ War: Simon de Montfort and the Battles of Lewes and Evesham. Rosie Serdiville is a historian who specializes in bringing history alive through a combination of drama, interpretation and education. Among the many books she has written with John Sadler are The Great Siege of Newcastle 1644, Flodden 1513 and Tommy at War 1914-1918.