Sieges of Brampton and Hopton castles
|Sieges of Brampton and Hopton castles|
The compilers of Calendar of the manuscripts of the Marquis of Bath (1904) wrote in the introduction that:|
On page 40 the compilers of Calendar of the manuscripts of the Marquis of Bath (1904) note that all the letters and papers presented in their collection and displayed in this Wikisource archive Sieges of Brampton and Hopton castles "are taken from modern copies bound up in Vol. XXIII. of the 'Portland Papers' at Longleat".
The sieges of Brampton Castle and Hopton Castle are intertwined. Hopton Castle was garrisoned by soldiers seconded from Brampton Castle as an outlying redoubt to prevent its use as a base by the investing forces. During the English Civil War this tactic was also used in other places where houses of sympathisers (which were close to a major fortification, or on an important line of communication), that were suitable for fortification were fortified and garrisoned (see for example Shelford Manor which provided a similar service for Newark and suffered a similar fate to Hopton Castle as a prelude to the last Siege of Newark).
- /An account of the siege of Brampton Castle
- /An account of the siege of Brampton Castle by Captain Priamus Davies
- /Correspondence during the siege of Brampton Castle in 1643
- /Garrison of Brampton Castle
- /The cost of the damage to Brampton and an account of the destruction of Roaring Megg
- /An account of the siege of Hopton Castle by Captain Priamus Davies
- /An account of the siege of Hopton Castle by Colonel Samuel Moore (or More)
- /Garrison of Hopton Castle
- Historical Manuscripts Commission (1904). Calendar of the manuscripts of the Marquis of Bath, Preserved at Longleat, Wiltshire 1. His Majesty's Stationery Office. p. vi, vii.
- Brown, Cornelius (1907). History of Newark-on-Trent; being the life story of an ancient town: From the reign of Edward IV to that of Edward VII 2. Newark: Whiles. p. 95.