By Swords Divided: Corfe Castle in the Civil War

Synopsis

An exciting, moving, and sometimes hilarious account of how heroic Lady Mary Banks and her tiny band of followers, defended Corfe Castle during a prolonged siege by the Parliamentarians in the English Civil War. Finally, having displayed 'courage beyond her sex', it was only by betrayal that she was defeated.

Dr Andrew Norman recounts the gripping tale, with verve and attention to historical detail, drawing on contemporary records to take the reader to the heart of the action.

NO ONE COULD BE FAILED TO BE STIRRED, BY THE BRAVERY, AND SOMETIMES HILARIOUS INGENUITY - OF BRAVE DAME MARY AND HER GALLANT DOMESTIC BAND - THE PURBECK ADVERTISER.


  • Publisher: Halsgrove
  • Publication Date: 07th May 2003
  • ISBN: 184114228X
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