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Kingdoms under siege: Fortress warfare in the British Isles and beyond, 1648-60

By David Flintham Contrary to public opinion, the British Civil Wars were fought not so much in the open fields and moors, but in trenches and on ramparts and walls – a fact that caused the Earl of Orrey to … Continue reading

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‘Farrar the Para’: The boy soldier who became a General

HE ran away from school and joined the Army under-age during the Second World War – rising through the ranks to command NATO’s Northern Region as a full General. Now, the life and campaigns of celebrated Royal Welch Fusilier, Gloucestershire … Continue reading

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London’s role during the ‘English’ Civil War – overlooked? David Flintham argues the case

Any decent London bookshop will have shelves devoted to the history of the capital. But taking anything more than a cursory glance at the titles on display will reveal a glaring omission: the virtual absence of anything about London during … Continue reading

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