Meet the wife of Sir Richard Tempest, Colonel in the Royalist Army during the English Civil War, 1642 - 1649. Bolling Hall was the temporary Royalist Headquarters after winning a great battle against the Parliamentarians under Oliver Cromwell, the Battle of Adwalton Moor (near Bradford) June 1643.
Frances, as mistress of the house, would protect herself & her family by always having 2 Flintlock Pistols at the ready, "keeping her powder dry" under her apron.
Every Sunday, 11am to 3.30pm, FREE.
No need to book. Just drop in. Please call in advance if travelling far on 01274 431826. Frances can be called away due to English Civil War issues.
Suitable for all ages
Frances is played by Sheila Lansdell, actor and visiteer.
Image credits: Isabella Carli, BMG volunteer