Syon Park, the Duke of Northumberland & the Civil War in Brentford & Chiswick

A True and Perfect Relation
7.30pm, Monday 15 September 2014 at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4

An illustrated talk by Howard Simmons, a Hounslow Heritage Guide, Syon House Guide and board member of the Battlefield Trust.

Howard will describe the role of the Duke of Northumberland and his home, Syon House, during the English Civil Wars with particular emphasis on the Battle of Brentford and the follow up engagement at Turnham Green in November 1642. He will explore the themes of loyalty and betrayal, warfare, looting and damage in our locality, and consider the artistic endeavour of Van Dyck and Peter Lely before asking about one of history’s great “what ifs?” that might have seen a different outcome to the Civil War.

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