Reprobates: The Cavaliers of the English Civil War by John Stubbs


I hadn’t meant to follow some sort of 17th century theme but that’s how things have worked out with book two. This book followed the lives of several minor characters before, during and after the civil war. It was interesting to hear about their lives, the social and political aspects of what they did and what they believed in. There were some details about the war in here but this was not a political history. Instead it was about a group of people who have been much maligned over the years. I won’t say that they didn’t deserve a lot of it – they certainly seem worthy of scorn through a lot of this book – but it did highlight a more human, more real and more interesting side to the Cavaliers.

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