The Swing Riots

Plaque to Henry Cook swing rioter

The Swing Riots in Hampshire. The Swing Riots of 1830 were an uprising by agricultural workers in parts of Eastern and Southern England. It was a civil unrest that was a long time in the making, the stirrings of unrest began in the 1780’s and then during the Napoleonic Wars faded away somewhat. Fifty years…

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St Michael and All Angels Knights Enham

St Michael and All Angels

The church of St Michael and All Angels Knights Enham, is a 12th century gem in Hampshire, 800 years worth of history to mull over. Situated in a lane alongside a farm, it’s easy to imagine souls of hundreds of years entering its doors.

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Knights Enham a Saxon Royal Estate

Knights Enham

Knights Enham consists of a small church and a cluster of buildings but this place has Saxon origins and is the place where Saxon kings came and met with archbishops to discuss the role of church and kingship.

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