Women All on Fire
The Women of the English Civil War New edition
By (author) Alison Plowden
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Women All on Fire by Alison Plowden
Book DescriptionThe Royalists included Queen Henrietta, who went abroad to raise money for the cause, and Mary Bankes who held Corfe Castle for the king with her daughters, heaving stones and hot embers over the battlements at the attacking Roundheads. On the opposing side, Lady Brillia Harley guarded Brampton Bryan Castle in Herefordshire against the Royalists and Anne Fairfax, wife of Cromwell's northern general, who was taken prisoner by the Duke of Newcastle's troops after Adwalton Moor. Also featured are the oyster wenches of London, who laboured beside the men digging trenches around the City; the women who helped prisoners escape, such as Anne Murray who provided a disguise for the Duke of York, and Jane Lane and Juliana Coningsby who risked their lives for Charles II in his flight from Worcester, and those of lesser rank who loaded muskets and passed ammunition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750937658
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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I delight in this work', wrote the young Victoria shortly after she became Queen. She was an engaging creature, high-spirited and eager to be 'amused'. But her early years were difficult ones. Fatherless from the age of eight months, she was brought up at Kensington Palace in an atmosphere thick with family feuds, backbiting and jealousy.
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Author Biography - Alison Plowden
Alison Plowden is a well-loved and popular author, whose other publications include 'Elizabeth I', 'Tudor Women' and 'Henrietta Maria'.
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