Party like it’s the 1600s! We celebrated with Elias Ashmole, founder of the Ashmolean Museum, as well as King Charles I and a parade of Civil War Cavaliers & Courtesans.
The night started at 6.30pm when King Charles I led, on horseback, a parade from Broad Street to the Ashmolean Museum.
We found out more about the fascinating history of Oxford during the English Civil War, learnt how to address the King correctly, met the townspeople, and much more. With period dancing, music and quizzes, we immersed ourselves in the 1600s.
Mr Ashmole’s 400th Birthday was supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to host this event for free and work with groups such as Past Pleasures, The Earl of Manchester’s Regiment of Foote and celebrate the Ashmolean’s founder, Elias Ashmole.
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