The Battle of Stratton 1643, by Stuart Peachey
Booklet published by Stuart Press, 56 pages. A5 size booklet (N6615X1)
With the outbreak of Civil War in England in August 1642 the Royalists in the West Country were confined to the western half of Cornwall. Although they managed to capture the rest of the county the fighting see sawed from Devon to Cornwall. At last at Stratton in the north of Cornwall the half starved Cornish army found itself faced with the task of storming a steep hill against double their numbers before a substantial cavalry force which was - cutting off their retreat joined their opponents. This book outlines the background to the battle, details the battle itself and gives the accounts of the participants. It also provides details of the units involved and the topography of the battlefield. From the introduction: Contents include:
Three Maps, detailing The Campaign 3rd-16th May 1643, The Royalist Approach 15th May, and The Battlefield at 5am 16th May
Contemporary Accounts (including Sir Ralph Hopton, Captain Robert Bennett, and Thomason Tracts)
The Royalist Army (including The Foot, Horse, and Dragoons)
Sir George Chudleigh's Column (including Horse, and Dragoons)
The Main Parliamentarian Army (including The Foot, and The Horse and Pioneers)
The Battle of Stratton
The Background to the Battle
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.