Plymouth – Chronicles of the Civil War

£9.99

The English Civil War came to Plymouth in the year 1642 and lasted until 1646. Despite attempts by King Charles and the Royalists to breach Plymouth’s defences, the town held out and was never taken. The famous battle of Freedom Fields lasted all day, but still the Royalists were unable to defeat the people of the town.

Description

DVD – Colour – 53 Minutes
Exempt from classification

The English Civil War came to Plymouth in the year 1642 and lasted until 1646. Despite attempts by King Charles and the Royalists to breach Plymouth’s defences, the town held out and was never taken. The famous battle of Freedom Fields lasted all day, but still the Royalists were unable to defeat the people of the town.

Now, with the assistance of the Sealed Knot Society, you can relive some of the events of the war and how it affected Plymouth. The film also shows how many of Plymouth’s existing streets were named after characters in the war.

An Aarchive Film Production

Specifications

Script & Story: Philip Photiou
Camera & Editing: Roger Underwood & Phil Lilley
Produced by Roger Lilley
Action Sequences: The Sealed Knot
Indoor Location: Plymouth Dome
With thanks to Win Scutt
Additional Narration: Gerald Lilley
Musical Score: Arjay Music
Illustrations: Daye Byrne


All the DVDs are produced, packed and sent directly from Aarchvie Films.

The original documentaries were made on S-VHS, in a 4:3 ratio, so on a standard TV/computer screen, will show black bars on both sides.

There is some very brief areas of ‘dropout’ when they were converted from S-VHS video to digital. We have done the best we can to reduce this, but it is still there.

All of the documentaries were produced by Roger Lilley of Aarchive Films, who passed away 20 years ago. Some of the ‘modern’ footage is from between 1995 – 2000, so some of the newer footage may look different now.

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