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Volume XXIII: The Impact of the First Civil War on Hertfordshire, 1642-47

Most of the documents in this volume are taken from papers deposited by a local sub-committee of the Committee for Taking the Accounts of the Kingdom, which had been set up to audit income and expenditure by wartime committees controlled by parliament in each county. The introduction puts the sources in their national and local context. 'Fighting the war' covers the men involved, including officers, volunteers, the militia & impressed soldiers; the provision of uniforms, weapons, ammunition & supplies; the purchase, commandeering and use of horses; the committees and wartime administration; the secretariat and communications; the fortification of Newport Pagnell, St Albans and Hertford. 'Paying for the war' includes the propositions, loans & contributions; assessment and local rating; the collection of rates, loans, taxes & contributions; allocation of, opposition to, and repayment of, monies raised; and payments to troops. 'The impact of the war on communities and individuals' covers the effects on communities of free quarter; the effects of war on central-local relations, on parishes, on individuals. It also covers sequestration, its organization and effects on royalists and clerics, the sale of sequestered and concealed goods. Also included are several appendices, brief biographies of key people and indexes of person, place and subject. The volume is essential for historians of Hertfordshire and of the civil war in general, and also for family historians researching the period.

  • Edited and with an Introduction by Alan Thomson
  • lxxxi + 272 pages, fully indexed
  • 7 illustrations plus an illustrated jacket showing seventeenth-century soldiers
  • ISBN 978-0-9547561-5-4

£6 (+£4 p&p )

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