The first in-depth look at the Arundel Campaign, one of the forgottenepisodes of the English Civil War 1642.
War between King Charles 1 andparliament had become inevitable.
Throughout 1642 and 1643, the king andparliament contended for ground in the West and South of England, and manytowns in strategic locations were subjected to full-scale battle and siege. Arundel was one of these. Between Autumn 1642 and January 1644,Arundel Castle changed hands four times.
The book takes the reader back to thatage, summarising the causes of the Civil War, looking at past and presentArundel and introducing the main characters of the Arundel Campaign - amongthem two former friends and now opposing Generals: Sir Ralph Hopton, ardentroyalist, and Sir William Waller, the committed parliamentarian.
The mostgripping part of the story is the final contest for possession of the castleand its subsequent defeat which has had considerable consequences, both locallyand nationally. Arundelat War is a lively piece of historicaldetective work which takes the reader into the heart of the action, presentingan enthralling story of combat, courage and endurance.
Thanks to the manyvisual aids provided such as colour photographs and early engravings, thereader is able to better visualise the action.
This is a fresh, well-researchedaccount of an episode that is typically dismissed in a few paragraphs but whichdeserves better recognition.