Help support TMP

"Scottish Soldiers to Be Reburied" Topic

4 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the English Civil War Message Board

642 hits since 13 Sep 2016
©1994-2017 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Sep 2016 10:52 a.m. PST

More than 350 years ago, thousands of Scottish soldiers were captured during the English Civil War by the controversial British leader Oliver Cromwell. Many were kept as prisoners and were buried in mass graves when they died of disease and starvation.

Now, some of those soldiers will finally receive a more respectful resting place near Durham University, in northeast England, where the mass graves were found. Once research on the remains is complete, the soldiers will be reburied in a nearby cemetery in Durham, university officials announced in late August…


Timbo W13 Sep 2016 1:59 p.m. PST

Very interesting Bill.

I wonder what sort of information they are going to look for, maybe serious trauma reflected in the bones and rough geographic location from the isotope levels? An age profile would be sort of interesting too. Wonder if they found much in the way of clothing or artefacts?

I guess wait for 2017.

Mac163814 Sep 2016 6:01 a.m. PST

The English Civil War Society (ECWS) are doing an reenactment of"Battle of Dunbar" this weekend at Dunbar (17th and 18th September).

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2016 12:55 p.m. PST

I'm going to make sure a Scottish piper friend of mine, who regularly visits Durham (got a degree from that university), knows about this and so can go play a proper lament there sometime.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.