Dating events in newcastle upon tyne
In 1644, the Scots then captured the reinforced fortification on the Lawe in South Shields following a siege. It was eventually stormed ("with roaring drummes") and sacked by Cromwell's allies.The grateful King bestowed the motto "Fortiter Defendit Triumphans" ("Triumphing by a brave defence") upon the town.
In the 1630s, about 7,000 out of 20,000 inhabitants of Newcastle died of plague, more than one-third of the population.
This monopoly, which lasted for a considerable time, helped Newcastle prosper and develop into a major town.