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Civil War in the South-West England

Author: John Barratt
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2005.
Series: Battlefield Britain.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1642 and 1646 two armies fought for control of Southwest England in one of the decisive confrontations of the English Civil Wars. In this short, turbulent period Royalists loyal to King Charles I clashed with the forces of Parliament in a series of hard-fought campaigns that crisscrossed the West Country landscape. Rearguard actions, sieges, skirmishes, retreats and pitched battles punctuated the course of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barratt, John.
Civil War in the South-West England.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Barratt
ISBN: 9781783460410 1783460415 9781783403134 1783403136
OCLC Number: 854974612
Description: 1 online resource (275 pages).
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; CHAPTER I --
The Early Battles, 1642-43; Raising the Armies; Braddock Down; Shifting Fortunes; Stratton; CHAPTER II --
Lansdown and Roundway Down, 1643; Chewton Mendip; Lansdown; The March to Devizes; Roundway Down; CHAPTER III --
Lostwithiel, 1644; Essex's Plan; War Returns to Cornwall; The King Closes In; Essex at Bay; Tightening the Net; The Battle of Beacon Hill; 'In Great Extremities'; Balfour's Escape; The Battle of Castle Dor; CHAPTER IV --
Langport and Torrington, 1645-46; Fairfax Moves West; Langport: The Campaign. Langport: The BattleAutumn Campaign; Hopton Takes Command; The Battle of Torrington; The End in the West; BATTLEFIELD TOURS; Select Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Battlefield Britain.
Responsibility: John Barratt.

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Between 1642 and 1646 two armies fought for control of Southwest England in one of the decisive confrontations of the English Civil Wars. In this short, turbulent period Royalists loyal to King Charles I clashed with the forces of Parliament in a series of hard-fought campaigns that crisscrossed the West Country landscape. Rearguard actions, sieges, skirmishes, retreats and pitched battles punctuated the course of the conflict, yet no previous book has retold the story of the Southwestern campaigns in detail. John Barratt's account of this bloody and disruptive phase in the West Country's hist.

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