We have a few old pubs in Hull. One of them is called Ye Old White Harte. And it is old, built in 1550, tucked down a little allayway. It’s a beautiful place with so much history.
In 1642 King Charles and The Parliament didn’t see eye to eye. He was on his way around England to gather support, and headed for Hull.
A few of the local big wigs gathered together in a room in the pub and they all agreed the King shouldn’t be allowed entry. So the gate, known as the Beverley Gate, closed when his army approached. Charles demanded to be let in but the gate stayed firmly shut.
A very cheesed off King was turned away and word spread quickly about what had happened. The Civil War kicked off and the rest is history, poor Charlie eventually ended up defeated and headless…