Booklet published by Stuart Press, 42 pages. A5 size booklet (N6625)
The statue of John Hampden stands proud in the centre of Aylesbury market. It is in many ways unusual since memorials are usually placed by the victors in any conflict. As a member of the Parliament side, John Hampden belonged to a faction which ultimately lost the English Revolution. King Charles II was restored in 1660. Those causes for which men so readily died became obsolete in the passage of just one generation. A corporate hushing up took place within the town of Aylesbury. To prevent recrimination it was wise not to dwell upon the past. For nearly two hundred years Aylesbury disregarded its identity forgetting how the stance of one single town proved crucial to the history of a whole nation. Neither before nor since has Aylesbury attained so great a significance as was achieved during the English Civil War...From the opening page:
The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.