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Captain Thomas Paulden – A Family Historian’s Dream Fulfilled
Reg Postlethwaite 196pp, 17x75 cm (7x10 ins).
The writer’s book is the record of a fascinating project to find ancestors who fought in the Civil War. He has succeeded splendidly after years of dedicated detective work that took him to many parts of the country.
His story, full of surprises and rich nuggets of local lore, touches on many pivoted moments of the conflict. In short, the book is the very stuff of worthwhile family history research, and as well as being a very good read.
There is an A to Z of over 380 names listed in the index, mainly include surnames, with some place names. Includes over 50 illustrations eg Death warrant of Charles I,
picture of Oliver Cromwell, Charles II, Samuel Pepys, etc. also includes some family trees eg Craven, Brearley, Paulden and Radcliffe.
Among other events the book includes: The English Civil War 1642-49, Siege of Sandal Castle, The Doncaster Raid, The Restoration of King Charles, Samuel Pepys, etc.