The Beverley Gate

Once a walled and heavily fortified city, Hull has the claim to fame of kicking off the English Civil War when Sir John Hotham (City Governor) and his chaps, decided not to let King Charlie in when he came knocking at the Beverley Gate one day in 1642 (see history).

Hotham was under orders from Parliament to hold the town ‘for the people’ when the crown and the government first began to drift towards war, and although not a staunch Parliamentarian himself, he refused the king entry. Some say that this decision was taken in

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