The Women of the English Civil War

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This book tells the stories of the women of the English Civil War. An easy to read history book for the modern reader, illustrated with portraits of the women involved where these were available.  These are the forgotten stories of bravery and audacity of women from all walks of life who protected their livelihoods, homes and families during these turbulent times. This book doesn't explain all the intricacies of war, but it does explain the intricacies of the lives of the extraordinary women from all classes who lived through it. It tells both sides of the story as the women of England fought against each other to bring peace back to the country they all loved.
Reading any modern accounts of the English Civil Wars, all you will generally find at the front of the book will be a list of battles in one column and in the next column a list of the men's names that were in charge of them. It's almost as if the women didn't exist and didn't live through the same upheavals of the time that the men did.  Throughout the Civil Wars, the women stood up to be counted among the men. They fought and died with them, as foot soldiers, musketeers, colonels, and siege matrons.  It is for all those wonderful women who fought bravely, lived on their wits, and out manoeuvred the opposition that this book is written. The book has been researched and written in an accessible conversational style with comments and anecdotes discovered during the research about the women themselves.

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Margaret Cooper Evans was born in Shoreditch in London, She started writing for pocket money at the age of 14 for teenage magazines. Had articles published in national newspapers & short stories in women's magazines. She worked in the BBC as a video graphics operator, camera operator and News 24 Media Manager. After being made redundant she turned to her second love and became a historical re-enactor, living history interpreter and a speaker on the lives of women in the 17th Century. She joined The Sealed Knot re-enactment society in 1996. Since then she has played the part of a Baggage Woman, a Musketeer, a Housekeeper, a Lady and a Farmers Wife in the Living History encampment. Twenty years of research culminated in her first factual History book; The Women of the English Civil War. Margaret makes 17th Century clothing and also cooks authentic 17th Century food. She became a professional author in 2012 and working in Stately Homes for the National Trust gave her the idea for the successful Hilary Long Mysteries series of short novellas. She currently lives in the Cotswolds with her husband and two cats.

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