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Aston Hall And The Civil War

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Aston Hall is one of the last Jacobean mansions to be built. The hall was built by the famous Sir Thomas Holte, who was a man known for his intelligence and the land he owned around several parts of the country, including Warwickshire. As a child, Thomas Holte grew up in a wealthy family as his ancestors had owned land for several hundreds of years before him and he inherited this. He was able to attend college in Oxford and he later went on to attend the Inns Court and it was there that he received the knowledge that he needed for owning land. His father died when he was just 21 years old but that didn’t seem to stop him.
When the King came to London from Edinburgh, Thomas Holte was one of the men that came to meet him and for this, he received a knighthood. In 1611, he managed to buy himself a baronet from the King, which meant that his family had more status and power than others. For this, Sir Thomas Holte decided to build Aston Hall to show off how wealthy he was.
The hall was designed by a land surveyor from London named John Thorpe. Construction of the hall started in 1618 and despite the hall being incomplete, Sir Thomas Holte and his wife, with several of their sixteen children moved in, in 1631. Four years later, Aston Hall was complete.

The Civil War
The First English Civil War started in 1642 until 1651 and it caused division among the country as to whose side they were on. The war was a battle between the Parliament and King Charles 1, who was the leader of the Royalists. Conflict between the two had always been there as Charles had never gotten on with the Parliament ever since the start of his reign. The disagreement between the two started in 1621 when James chose to discuss his son, Charles getting married to a Spanish Princess. The Parliament were not happy about this as it meant that Charles’ children will be Catholics and the country will have to be ruled by Catholics when the children took over. Catholics, and even to this day, are not allowed to be in charge of the country and Charles’ wife was a Catholic. When James died, Charles got to take his position on the crown as his father believed that Kings where “little Gods on Earth” and they were specifically selected by God to rule. The relationship between Charles and the Parliament was never the same since then.

When King Charles became king, he felt that he did not need to help of the Parliament in his time of ruling the country so whatever the Parliament did, Charles would ridicule and in 1629, he decided that it was best if he ruled the country without the help of the Parliament unless England was facing some financial troubles, then he would turn to the Parliament as they would be the only ones that can help.

In the space of two years, the hall was attacked during the civil war twice. The first attack came in 1642 when the King came to Birmingham and stayed the night at the hall as he was travelling to London from Shrewsbury. As he entered the city, it...

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