'These Uncertaine Tymes':

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Newark & the civilian experience of the Civil Wars 1640-1660

By Dr. Stuart B. Jennings

From parades to plague this book takes a unique look at life during the English Civil War in the besieged Nottinghamshire market town on Newark-on-Trent.

During the English Civil War (1642-46) the north Midlands town of Newark-on-Trent was besieged three times by Parliamentarian forces but never surrendered.  This book looks at how the townsfolk experienced the conflict from early displays of pageantry to their ultimate suffering in the unrelenting grip of plague.  The author, Dr Stuart Jennings, draws on a wide range of previously un-researched documents to produce a fascinating study of what it was really like to live in a town under siege.

(144 pages)

**Winner of the Alan Ball Award for Local History publishing, 2010**


“A superb narrative…[using] fascinating contemporary eyewitness accounts….This book deserves to be widely read by local historians….” (Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire)

“highly recommended” (Nottinghamshire Historian)

“There are other studies of communities during the 1640s and 1650s But I have yet to read one as well-written, interesting and accessible as this excellent volume.”  (Richard Brown writing for The Historical Association)

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