Raids, skirmishes and sieges – How the Civil War was fought

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While accounts of the British and Irish civil wars frequently focus on the large set-piece battles between the two field armies, much, if not most of the conflict was fought by regional or local forces in raids, skirmishes and sieges of strongpoints.

These clashes disrupted local lives time and again as the conflict ebbed and flowed often sucking in non-combatants, costing some their lives and many their livelihoods. As a result, communities across the country lived with the fear of plunder, burning and rape for almost a decade.

Distinguished historian David J Appleby discusses how these seemingly small and often forgotten conflicts, disrupted  the lives of thousands of men, women and children.  He is in conversation with  publisher Mike Gibbs

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David J. Appleby

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr David J. Appleby is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, where he was previously Lecturer in Early Modern British History for seventeen years….

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