17th Century - English Civil
design by Inigo Jones, Broome Park was was constructed over a period of
seems to be some evidence of a significant murder in the village during this
century but at the moment no other details are to hand.
in this year.
||Records reveal the arrival of the book
of Common Prayer - even though the Act of Parliament of 1549 had allowed
this to be available to all.
Charles (later Charles I) and Charles Villiers (later Duke of
Buckingham) were apprehended when they could not produce their
credentials - but were allowed to pass as they were travelling
Charles I met Henrietta Maria of France before taking her to Canterbury
Cathedral for the Royal Wedding ceremony.
church wardens were summoned to appear in Canterbury to answer a
complaint that the church "...is so annoyed with pigeons that
parishioners cannot sit without annoyance....". In his
reply one man said that he hoped to go out of office to avoid the
Treble bell cast by John Wilnar. The original 2nd bell was
also cast at the same time but this was recast in 1834.
||King's troops assemble on
Barham Down for an attack on Dover Castle which was held by Cromwellian
estimated by the church to be 250.
first "protestant" region meetings ere held in Barham around
||Restoration of Charles
||Charles II was
welcomed home on 25th May, at Barham Downs, by the Kentish Regiment of
Foot - after his long years of exile.