Prince Rupert was the nephew of Charles I. He was arguably the most famous and distinguished Royalist of the English Civil War.
Amongst his notable victories was the capture of Lichfield Cathedral Close in 1643, as well as Powick Bridge, Chalgrove Field and Newark.
He was a brilliant leader of small mobile forces. Though at times considered impetuous, he was an expert in seige warfare and cavalry tactics.
Prince Rupert created an artillery mount, known as St Rupert's Mount, as part of his efforts to capture the Cathedral from Lord Brooke's parliamentarian forces.
The remains of the mount are still visible today. Parking is available at the George and Dragon Pub for its customers.
Off Beacon Street
Behind the George & Dragon Public House