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    I have an ancestor whom I believe was I believe active in the civil war. He came from Worfield near Bridgnorth and I was wondering where I could get more information from and if there was any literature that would give some idea of the life of the average person/

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    Not quite what you asked for but it'd be a good start:

    archive.org/stream/worfielditstowns00randiala#page/n3/mode/2up

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    A couple of books:

    John Adair's By the sword divided: eyewitness accounts of the English Civil War, seems to be recommended in a lot of places.

    Much of Charles Carlton's Going to the wars: the experience of the British Civil Wars, 1638-1651 is on Google Books.

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    Hi Malcolm I already have that document and it is quite useful. The other stuff sounds good too.

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    got those books, they arrived today. thanks for the information

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    Cromwell's Army, by C.H.Firth (first published 1902, but reprinted many, many times) is still a good read. It covers topics such as arms, medical care, religion in the army, politics in the army, clothing and discipline.

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