The Siege of Loyalty House

by Jessie Childs





Published by Vintage Publishing

Published May 2023

Books > History

A new history of the English Civil War

It was a time of climate change and colonialism, puritans and populism, witch hunts and war . . .

This is the story of a home that became a warzone. Basing House in Hampshire saw one of the longest and bloodiest sieges of the English Civil War. Defended for over two years by artists and aristocrats, actors and apothecaries, women and children, it became a symbol of royalist defiance and a microcosm of the wider conflict.

Drawing on unpublished manuscripts and the voices of dozens of soldiers and civilians, award-winning historian Jessie Childs weaves a thrilling tale of war and peace, terror and faith, savagery and civilization.

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