Titolo: BATTLE FOR LONDON
Casa editrice: Amberley
Data di pubblicazione: 2010
Condizione libro: Used
This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The story of the battle of Turnham Green and how 'thesack of London' was prevented by Londoners. As CharlesI's army marched on the capital in the autumn of 1642,Nehemiah Wallington, a wood-turner living near LondonBridge, wrote in his journal, 'those cruel cavilers doeso plonder & pillage & commit Rapin & use such crueltythat the poore people are caused to fly from house andhome to save their children'. Most Londoners shared hisfears that city would be pillaged and burnt by the king'ssupporters, who had been vilified in the London press andfrom the pulpits. Londoners had willingly joined the Earlof Essex's army that summer but had failed to stop theadvance of the king's army. The capture and sack ofBrentford, so close to their city, confirmed their worstfears, for their own safety and that of their families.London would be next. At Turnham Green the Civil War thathad pitched Englishman against Englishman came to London. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_1848688474
Riassunto: As Charles I's army marched on the capital in the autumn of 1642, Nehemiah Wallington, a wood-turner living near London Bridge, wrote in his journal, 'those cruel cavilers doe so plonder and pillage and commit Rapin and use such cruelty that the poore people are caused to fly from house and home to save their children'. Most Londoners shared his fears that city would be pillaged and burnt by the king's supporters, who had been vilified in the London press and from the pulpits. Londoners had willingly joined the Earl of Essex's army that summer but had failed to stop the advance of the king's army. The capture and sack of Brentford, so close to their city, confirmed their worst fears, for their own safety and that of their families. London would be next.At Turnham Green the Civil War that had pitched Englishman against Englishman came to London. On 13 November thousands of volunteers streamed out of the city to join the army and the most ferocious battle in London's long history began. The outcome would mark a turning point in the conflict that had split the nation.
L'autore: Stephen Porter, until his recent retirement, worked for over seventeen years for the Survey of London, a century-old project devoted to the history of London's built environment. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, has held research posts at the University of Oxford and lectured on London's history at the Museum of London. His other books include SHAKESPEARE'S LONDON: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON 1580-1616 ('Echoes with the living voices of Londoners. A meticulous recreation of a vibrant world' GILLIAN TINDALL), THE LONDON CHARTERHOUSE ('A model history' GILLIAN TINDALL); THE GREAT PLAGUE ('An excellent introduction for the general reader' THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH), THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON and THE PLAGUES OF LONDON ('Breathes new life into the story of the plague in London' STEPHEN INWOOD, author of A HISTORY OF LONDON. After 25 years living in the capital he now lives in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Simon Marsh is a historian and lives in Buckinghamshire.
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