Booklet published by the Merton Historical Society in 2005, 40 pages. A4 size booklet (N4292P1)
This booklet offers an excellent account of the impact of war and threat of invasion on the village of Mitcham between the mid 16th century and the end of the Napoleonic wars (with most of the booklet taken up with examining the role and impact of the Napoleonic Wars). The booklet places particular emphasis on the recruitment to the auxilary and militia forces, and the involvement of local people in the various war efforts.
Mitcham is now an area of the London Borough of Merton, near to Morden and Wimbledon, and in times gone passed it was a small village in rural Surrey. The booklet is illustrated with several original documents and line drawings, and sections include:
- The Tudor Period (around 4 pages)
- The Stuart Kings, the Civil War and the Commonwealth (around 2 pages)
- The Eighteenth Century (around 4 pages)
- The Napoleonic War and after (around 24 pages)
The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover is clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.