SK1109 : Prince Rupert's Mound

taken 13 days ago, near to Lichfield, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Prince Rupert's Mound
Prince Rupert's Mound
Prince Rupert's Mound overlooking Lichfield Cathedral. It was from here that Prince Rupert laid siege on a Lichfield which had recently been captured by the Parliamentarian forces. From this slightly elevated located cannon were used on the walls and Cathedral Close. The Royalist ousted the Parliamentarian defenders with the use of local miners who were used to undermine the defensive wall and breaching it with gunpowder. The cannon bombarbment did significant damage to the cathedral bringing down the central spire. This spot is now the beer garden of the George and Dragon pub.
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Date Taken
Friday, 7 February, 2020   (more nearby)
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Friday, 7 February, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Historical 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1134 0988 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:41.1897N 1:50.0207W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1134 0989
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Beer Garden  Plaque  Cathedral  Lichfield Cathedral 

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