‘The bridge, the castle and the siege of Rochester in 1264’
In April 1264, the city of Rochester was fortified by King Henry III against an attack led by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester. The Earl approached from London to attack the city from the old Roman bridge across the River Medway. At first, de Montfort's army was beaten back at the bridge. The account of how he eventually burned the bridge, crossed the river, and went on to sack the city and the castle is a fascinating and bloody tale.
In the 750th anniversary year of the assault, the Rochester Bridge Trust is delighted to present a special lecture by Richard Eales, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Kent.
Tickets are free but must be booked in advance
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