The Welsh Linnet (War Without an Enemy, #1) by A.J. LyndonEngland in the year 1642. Civil War looms between King Charles I and his Puritan Parliament.
The excitement of life as officers in King Charles I’s cavalry soon turns sour for brothers Will and Harry Lucie, drawn to the war like moths to a flame. The family divided by the conflict, their sister Bess becomes caught up in the deadly struggle and is forced to flee the family home. In the grim aftermath of battle, Harry is thrown together with grieving widower Gabriel Vaughan, a man concealing a dangerous secret.
From the slaughter of Edgehill to the defence of doomed fortress Basing House, the story of dishonour and betrayal plays out against the backdrop of real events and places, this war without an enemie.
By The Sword Divided: Episode 2. This War Without An Enemy
The political troubles of midth-century England will not go away. Every generation of professional historians — the Victorians Gardiner and Firth, who laid the chronological foundation; the Marxists and the participants in the gentry controversy, who supplied the sociological dimension; the provincialists and the revisionists of the present day — has devoted some of its best research and most lively debate to the Civil War. The justification of that heavy investment cannot be a tangibly utilitarian one, for if the Puritan Revolution had lasting consequences they were either, like the growth of national political consciousness in the shires which were drawn into the war, inadvertent, or, like the anti-Puritan and anti-reforming reaction after , negative; and these are not, on the whole, the themes which have drawn scholars to the period.
This War Without an Enemy: A History of the English Civil Wars
Sir William Waller c. He received a knighthood in after taking part in Vere 's expedition to the Electorate of the Palatinate. His father was a descendant of the Waller family of Groombridge Place , Kent, constable of Dover Castle and member of parliament for Dover. His cousin was the Parliamentarian and regicide Hardress Waller. As from Waller owned a quarter-share in the Providence Island Company. As a strict Presbyterian by religion, and a member of the opposition in politics, he became a prominent supporter of the cause of Parliament when the Civil War broke out in He immediately received an appointment as a colonel, and successfully concluded the Siege of Portsmouth in September ; later in the year he commanded the forces that captured Farnham , Winchester and other key locations in the south-west of England.
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One player controls the Royalist forces fighting for the King, while the other controls both the English Parliamentarian troops and their Scottish allies, the Covenanters.
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