Marlborough at War with the King – first ever book about this dramatic chapter of Marlborough’s history (suitable for children)

Marlborough at War with the King

“Marlborough at War With the King” is the first ever book about a devastating experience in 1642 when Royalist forces attacked the town of Marlborough.

The book is a work of historical fiction for all the family. Aimed at young readers from about 8 years upward, the text contains a wealth of historical detail that will also be of great interest to adults. The story is told through the eyes of two young people and deals with the fortnight in 1642.   This time led up to the attack on the Marlborough by the Royalist forces, the fighting itself and the sad aftermath.

The book is co-authored by professional historian Nick Baxter and illustrated by Chantal Bourgogne.  An editorial committee of retired teachers has ensured that the text is appropriate for a young readership.

Publication date complements the return of the English Civil War Society which will present a re-enactment of the battle on Marlborough Common, July 27-28.

It is now available from the White Horse Bookshop and direct from the publisher at £5.99.

Old Lion Publishing
4 Old Lion Court, High Street
Marlborough, SN8 1HQ

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