Cannon Played from the Great Fort
Sieges in the Severn Valley during the English Civil War 1642-1646
Series : Century of the Soldier 1618-1721 #64
Author : Richard Israel
Not yet published - in Spring 2021 list
General - Pages : 166 | Images : 43 b/w photographs & illustrations, 10 b/w maps, 4 tables
Paperback - Size : 248mm x 180mm | ISBN : 9781913336509 | Helion Book Code : HEL1276
The battlefields of Edgehill, Newbury and Marston Moor are the first terms that come to mind when discussing the 17th-century conflict known as the English Civil War, and whilst their importance to the conflict is undeniable, they detract from the power struggle that occurred between the Royalists and Parliamentarians in the towns and cities throughout the land. This power struggle culminated in the construction of siege batteries and fortifications. Focusing on the Severn Valley region of England, this book examines, through archaeological, topographic, cartographic and historical research, the sieges of Bristol, Gloucester, Worcester, Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury, demonstrating how siege techniques and this style of warfare impacted on the outcome of the conflict that set brother against brother and father against son.