The Sieges of Exeter 1642-1643, by Stuart Peachey
Booklet published by Stuart Press, 36 pages. A5 size booklet (N6616X1)
In the summer of 1642 relations between King Charles the First and his English Parliament degenerated into open warfare. Parliament controlled London, East Anglia, most of the Midlands and all of southern England except west Cornwall. It also held all the main arsenals and assembled an army which was expected to crush Royalist resistance within a month or two. The King, despite Parliaments expectations, managed to raise an army, mainly from the northern half of England, Wales and the Welsh borders. In Cornwall the Royalists assembled a strong army and attempted to crush the parliamentarian forces in Devon. Exeter stood as a parliamentarian bulwark through the first year of the war enduring two sieges. This book outlines the background to the sieges, details the sieges itself and gives the accounts of the participants. It also provides details of the units involved. From the introduction: Contents include:
The Royalist Forces (including The Cornish Army, The Second Siege)
The Parliamentarian Forces (including City of Exeter Forces, Devonshire Trained Bands, The Volunteer Foot, The Horse Dragoons and Mounted Infantry, Pioneers, Engineers and Artillery)
The Second Siege of Exeter September 1643
The First Siege of Exeter December 1642
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.