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Reading at war

War has been a major influence on the town of Reading since it's first recorded mention when invading Danes camped close by in c.870.


Find out Reading's role in;

  • The English Civil War - the Siege of Reading and Battle of Caversham

  • The Glorious Revolution - the Battle of Broad Street

  • The Napoleonic Wars

  • Anglo-Afghan War

  • World War 1

  • World War 2

Tour starts from front of Reading Minster, St Mary's Butts. (What3Words location - submit.noises.excuse)

Amount of walking - approximately 0.5 miles

Length of time - approximately 1 hour

Tour finishes in Forbury Gardens

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