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Tango0128 Oct 2016 12:33 p.m. PST

"Between 1642 and 1646 two armies fought for control of Southwest England in one of the decisive confrontations of the English Civil Wars. In this short, turbulent period Royalists loyal to King Charles I clashed with the forces of Parliament in a series of hard-fought campaigns that crisscrossed the West Country landscape. Rearguard actions, sieges, skirmishes, retreats and pitched battles punctuated the course of the conflict, yet no previous book has retold the story of the Southwestern campaigns in detail. John Barratt's account of this bloody and disruptive phase in the West Country's history offers a graphic description of the engagements themselves and takes the reader on a tour of the battlefields"
From here

Anyone have read this book?
If the answer is yes… comments please?

Thanks in advance for your guidance.


Noll C Inactive Member29 Oct 2016 1:22 p.m. PST

Not read it (though I live in SW England and may well buy it!) but well reviewed on Amazon UK By Barratt is generally well respected, as is the series it is published in.

Tango0129 Oct 2016 10:36 p.m. PST



1ngram31 Oct 2016 9:14 a.m. PST

I've seen this book at wargames shows in UK (and bought it) for a helluvalot less than Amazon are selling it for. Pen and Sword stuff is often remaindered and sold very cheaply. Even if you are in US check out UK based military bookshops.

Barratt is well known as a knowledgable author in the ECW and the book is good.

1ngram31 Oct 2016 9:18 a.m. PST

Or here: link

Try Abebooks from US to see what they charge for postage from UK.

Nik Gaukroger Inactive Member31 Oct 2016 1:26 p.m. PST

£2.80 GBP on Amazon (UK) for the Kindle version if ebooks are yur thing.

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