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Women All On Fire: The Women of the English Civil War Alison Plowden

Women All On Fire: The Women of the English Civil War

Alison Plowden

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The story of the women who played an active part in the war between King and Parliament in the 17th century. Ranging from Queen Henrietta Maria, self-styled Her Majesty Generalissima, to the oyster wenches of Parliamentary London who laboured besideMoreThe story of the women who played an active part in the war between King and Parliament in the 17th century. Ranging from Queen Henrietta Maria, self-styled Her Majesty Generalissima, to the oyster wenches of Parliamentary London who laboured beside the men digging trenches around the City. Lady Mary Winter refused to surrender Lidney House to the Parliamentarian Colonel Massey and the Countess of Portland defended Carisbrooke Castle. The book also covers the experiences of those left without husband or father, as well as those who took a lower active part - loading muskets, passing ammunition, etc. A lively and dramatic account of a little covered aspect of the English Civil War.