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Zen Rabbit
20-06-2011, 7:31 PM
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/

malcolm99
20-06-2011, 7:42 PM
Not quite what you asked for but it'd be a good start:

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

Jan1954
20-06-2011, 7:49 PM
Although the next county north of Shropshire, I wonder if "The Impact of Civil War on a Community: Northenden and Etchells in Cheshire 1642-1660 (http://www.parishchest.com/index.php?cmd=viewproduct&cat=&id=P4780&pageOffset=4)" would be able to help.

There is also "The English Civil War (http://www.parishchest.com/index.php?cmd=viewproduct&cat=&id=P90097&pageOffset=9)" as well as "The Cromwellian Gazetteer: An Illustrated Guide to Britain in the Civil War and Commonwealth (http://www.parishchest.com/index.php?cmd=viewproduct&cat=&id=P90150&pageOffset=10)"

Coromandel
20-06-2011, 8:03 PM
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.

Zen Rabbit
20-06-2011, 8:47 PM
Hi Malcolm I already have that document and it is quite useful. The other stuff sounds good too.

Zen Rabbit
24-06-2011, 5:32 PM
got those books, they arrived today. thanks for the information

euryalus
03-03-2012, 8:37 PM
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.