Chiswick has a fascinating history. From Hogarth House to the romantic setting of Bedford Park there are parts of Chiswick’s history that everyone can enjoy. What may surprise many is the importance Chiswick had in formation of England’s democratic process.
Chiswick and indeed Brentford are home to one of the most decisive moments in English history – The Civil War. Here, in the first part of our Battle of Brentford and Turnham Green Trilogy, Howard Simmons, A Syon House and Hounslow Heritage Guide and Board Member of the Battlefield Trust walks us through the final days of the English civil war, starting at Syon House.