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Richard Symonds's Diary of the Marches of the Royal Army: 3 (Camden Classic Reprints, Series Number 3)

Richard Symonds's Diary of the Marches of the Royal Army: 3 (Camden Classic Reprints, Series Number 3)

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Richard Symonds
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reprint, 3/19/1998
EAN 9780521623087, ISBN10: 0521623081

Hardcover, 342 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm
Language: English

This diary is the only eye-witness account of the English Civil War by a participant on the King's side who was not an officer. The diarist, Richard Symonds, was a royal Lifeguardsman for the crucial two years of 1644–5, which included the battle of Naseby and the Royalist defeat. The value of his diaries to our understanding of the Civil War is considerable. It provides a distinctive picture of the face of battle in the Civil War, of the feelings of a sensitive and passionate follower of the King, and of the variety of military experience the war afforded. This 1998 reissue enhances Symond's diary by placing it in a rich historical context for the first time, and adds a great deal of material supplied by recent historical scholarship. This book will be invaluable to scholars and students of the English Civil War, as well as to local historians, war-gamers and Civil War re-enactors.

Introduction to the 1997 edition
Introduction by Charles Edward Long
Symonds's diary
Index.

"Symond's diary provides an unusual insight onto the soldiers' experience in the English Civil War." Charles Carlton, Military History