The Siege of Gloucester 1643, by Robert Moss

The Siege of Gloucester 1643, by Robert Moss

The Siege of Gloucester 1643, by Robert Moss

Booklet published by Stuart Press, 28 pages. A5 size booklet (N6641)

From the introduction: By August 1643 the English Civil War had been in progress for a year. The King's forces had overrun the west of England and held most of Wales, the Marches and the South Midlands. In the Severn Valley only the city of Gloucester held out as a centre of Parliamentarian resistance, disrupting the royalists communications and tying down forces in the surrounding garrisons. After the successful capture of Bristol, second largest city in the country, in late July, the royalists decided to concentrate their forces and crush Gloucester. The city's successful resistance was one of the turning points of the war leading to Parliament's eventual victory and ultimately affecting our system of government and way of life today. This booklet outlines the background to the siege, the siege itself and the forces involved. A companion booklet "Armies of the first English Civil War" describes the troop types and tactics. Contents include:

The Historical Background
The Siege of Gloucester
The Parliamentarian Garrison
The Defences
The Royalist Army
Prince Rupert's army from Bristol
The Queens forces from Oxford
The Worcestershire Forces
Sir Ralph Hopton's Reinforcements
The Welsh Forces
Lord Herbert's Army

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.

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