Winceby and the Battle, by B Brammer

Winceby and the Battle, by B Brammer
Winceby and the Battle, by B Brammer

Book published by Richard Kay in 1994, 102 pages. Paperback (N4614P1)

From the rear side cover: This book is more than merely an account of a single Civil War battle - a battle which has largely been ignored by historians but which marked a significant change in the fortunes of the Parliamentary cause and in which Oliver Cromwell played a major role when he was in command of the whole of the Eastern Association cavalry for the first time.

The book also investigates both the reasons for the parliamentary forces attempting to induce the Royalists to engage in battle with the Eastern Association army. and the strategies adopted by Manchester largely on Cromwell's advice. But beyond the purely military significance the book is also concerned with the effects that the battle had on the local populace in and around the local area...

This is a serious study of a neglected major engagement in the Civil War, and it does not ignore its effect on the ordinary country folk of Lincolnshire (not only in Winceby but in Boston and the village of Stickney too). Bolingbroke Castle, at the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, the remains of which were excavated in the 1960s, is also shown, and can be seen as the substantial stronghold that it was - the need to render it ineffective if Parliament was to be secure in Lincolnshire can well be understood.

The condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs but is clean and tidy, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

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