Lost lives, New Voices: the fate of Scottish prisoners from the Battle of Dunbar (1650)


Skeletons found during excavations in 2013 for a new café on the World Heritage Site at Durham have prompted research into the remarkable story of Scottish soldiers captured at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 and imprisoned in Durham Cathedral. Many died, their names unknown, but Andrew will give a picture of their life in the early 17th century. Others were dispersed without any detailed record-keeping: as labourers to drain the fens, as soldiers in France, and as servants in New England. Although these men can be hard to identify in surviving records, he will tell some of their life-stories.

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