This Day in History: 1645-10-01

HalberdsOn 1st October 1645, the Royalist garrison at Sandal surrendered the castle at 10 am. The garrison consisted of ten officers and ninety men. They surrendered 100 muskets, 50 pikes, 20 halberds, 150 swords and 2 barrels of gunpowder. No artillery was mentioned in the inventory. The Royalist defenders marched to Welbeck House in north Nottinghamshire.