Historical Places in Tamworth

Tamworth is a small town and not much is going on there, but they do have a few iconic historical places which make it a lot more special. Tamworth is an old town where a lot of the buildings are they way they were years ago and this is one of the reasons this place is unique and special. There are mixed opinions of people about this little town, but in my opinion Tamworth is alright

To start of with the Historical places:

St Editha’s

The historic Parish oTamworth_Church,_Tamworth,_Staffordshire_-_geograph.org.uk_-_88667f Tamworth, situated in St Editha’s, has been the focus of worship, celebration and remembrance for over 1,200 years. This sacred space is a treasure house of history, art and architecture. The church is placed in the middle of town centre. Right next to it there is an old grave yard. It is the largest medieval parish church in Staffordshire.

The St Editha’s church has a wonderful pipe organ dating from 1766. The first instrument was installed by Nathaniel Dudley. The College of Canons of St. Editha was probably a royal foundation in the 10th century, although the date of foundation is unknown. Although the right to appoint Canons was disputed, by the 12th century, all appointments were Royal.

Tamworth Castle

Tamworth_Castle_343714Historical castle is placed in the Town Park. Originally build in the Anglo Saxon times all the way through to Victorian times. This castle has a very rich history. It is placed right next to the river Tame. Overlooking the River Tame, the site has been fortified since Anglo-Saxon times, when Ethelfleda, the Mercian Queen, built a burh to defend against Danes.

The castle was partially ruined, however, following John’s death the following year (1216) Robert’s sons were able regain their father’s lands.

The last of the Marmion who owned Tamworth Castle was Philip Marmion (1241 – 1291). Philip was a close follower of King Henry III and received big amount of gifts in return for keeping loyalty to the King during the baron’s revolt. Henry III is thought to have visited the castle in 1257. Philip had no sons, the castle passed on his death to his daughter. In 1294 she, however, died and the castle passed to her niece , Joan: wife of Sir Alexander Freville.

Sir Robert Peel statue

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Robert Peel was born in Bury, Lancashire, on 5th February, 1788. Robert was taught as a child to become a future politician. Every Sunday he would have to repeat the two church sermons that he had heard that day.In 1822 Peel rejoined Lord Liverpool’s government when he accepted the post of Home Secretary. Over the next five years Peel was involved for large-scale reform in the legal system. This involved repealing over 250 old statutes.For a long time politicians had been concerned about the problems of law and order in London. In 1829 Robert Peel decided to reorganize the way London was policed. As a result of this reform, the new metropolitan police force became known as “Peelers” or “Bobbies”

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