The Battle of Highnam House 1643, by John Putley

The Battle of Highnam House 1643, by John Putley

Booklet published by Stuart Press in 2002, 16 pages. Slim A5 size booklet (N7437)

This booklet provides a brief account of the battle that was fought at Highnam (near Gloucester) in 1643, and includes details of the forces involved. The battle came about when the Royalist commander, Lord Herbert, set up his headquarters at Highnam on the north bank of the river Severn to await reinforcements due from Oxford. The reinforcements never came, but instead a parliamentary force under Colonel Massie attacked them. The Royalists prepared to withstand the assault, but another parliamentary force under Sir William Waller arrived at their rear in a co-ordinated attack, and eventually the Royalist forces were beaten ans surrendered. Over 1,500 Royalist soldiers were captured.

The condition of the booklet is generally good. The cover has several minor scuffs and blemishes (including some faint marks running from left to right across the front cover), 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.