Battle of Gainsborough
Coming in June 2021
The English Civil War was one of the bloodiest events in our history. It has been estimated that England suffered a 3.7% loss of population as a direct result of the conflict. The suffering in Scotland and Ireland was even greater with losses of 6% and 41% respectively. This is in contrast to the 3% of the British population that later died in the First World War!
Lincolnshire was torn apart during the bloody conflict as armies from both sides sought to gain control of the county. The market town of Gainsborough was very much on the front line at the outbreak of hostilities in 1642 and the years which followed would see Gainsborough fought over several times by both King and Parliament. It would also play a small but important part in the rise of the man who was to destined to replace Charles I as Head of State – Oliver Cromwell.
In this volume, you will discover the events which led up to the English Civil War as well as a comprehensive history of the battle which saw Oliver Cromwell take on the might of a Royalist army. You will also find a guide to what remains of Gainsborough's Civil War past and the complete text of Cromwell's letter on the battle.
The Battle of Gainsborough 1643 is a must-read for students of Lincolnshire history and all those interested in Oliver Cromwell and the English Civil War.
About the Author
John West was born in London. He first became interested in ghosts as a child when he discovered his mother's collection of paperbacks on the supernatural. He was immediately drawn to the strange cover illustrations of phantom ladies, ruined castles and sinister shadows and was doubly spellbound by the frightening stories contained within.
Over the next few years, John devoured every book on ghosts that he could find and this, in turn, led to him visiting many alleged haunted places across the UK.
For more about John please see his 'Meet Our Authors' page