By the Sword Divided: Eyewitness Accounts of the English Civil War (Sutton Illustrated History Paperbacks)

By the Sword Divided: Eyewitness Accounts of the English Civil War (Sutton Illustrated History Paperbacks)

by JohnAdair (Author)

Synopsis

This anthology uses original sources to provide eyewitness accounts of the English Civil War, conveying what it felt like to fight at Edgehill, or watch your house being ransacked or find your brother fighting on the other side. Over 50 participants are heard and placed in context. Among the sources used are the memoirs of the Verney family, Lucy Hutchinson's memoirs of her husband, Colonel Hutchinson, Hopton's narrative of his campaign in the west, Elias Archer's "True Relation" of events of 1643, the Fairfax family correspondence, Bulstrode Whitelocke's memorials of English affairs under Charles I and Charles II, Richard Symonds's diary of the marches of the Royal Army, and numerous collections of State Papers, diaries and letters of the period.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Published: 22 Apr 1998

ISBN 10: 0750918586
ISBN 13: 9780750918589