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By the Sword Divided: Eyewitness Accounts of the English Civil War

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If you enjoy reading history that is presented in the language of the time then this book is for you. Personally, I do not enjoy "old English" so this book was not for me.
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Originally published in 1983, By the sword divided is a captivating anthology of eyewitness accounts during the English Civil War and the devastating impact that bloody conflict had on the country and its people.
A stark portrait of a nation consumed by civil strife through personal narratives from people standing on both sides of the war between 1642 and 1649, this engaging book based on primary sources remains to this day an indispensable tool for anyone trying to get a better understanding of that tumultuous and rollicking episode in English history. Highly recommended for all of you history buffs out there.

Many thanks to Netgalley and Sapere Books for this wonderful ARC.
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