German bombs and English cannonballs – twice during its proud history the port of Plymouth has resolutely stood firm as the horror of war rained down upon its streets. The World War II Blitz has been well documented, however the same cannot be said of the city’s siege, 300 years earlier, during the English Civil War – until now! Plymouth’s Forgotten War is the result of many years of painstaking research. The build–up to war, both locally and nationally; the major battles and skirmishes in the southwest; the political and social aspects of the conflict; biographies of many of the major participants during and after the hostilities; relics that can still be found today; maps and illustrations; a complete and precise record of Plymouth’s stand in the great rebellion, when its brave citizens stood alone against the Royalist forces.
Philip Photiou lives and works in the city of Plymouth and has always been interested in the town’s early history. For many years he has researched the story of the civil war in and around Plymouth. Philip has written a number of articles for the Evening Herald, and has scripted a video production on the same subject. He has spent many years walking the battlefields, visiting the churches and towns, and searching out the characters that are described in this book.
Casebound – 328 pages