Civil War 1642-1646
In 2008 the Sealed Knot re-enacted the battle of January 1646 when Cromwell's Red Coats, advanced on Faringdon from Radcot.
The garrison in Faringdon beat off numerous attacks by General Cromwell, but as a result the town was very badly damaged.
The church lost its steeple, many houses were burnt down and over 330 families were made homeless.
The last Royalist commander, Sir Marmaduke Rawdon, is buried in All Saints' Church. (this is disputed in the Cyril Hartman account below)