By Robert A Watkins
This moment quantity makes a speciality of the Fighter teams, Scouting strength and targeted Operations devices of the robust 8th. conflict colours methods a visible topic in a visible demeanour using complete colour illustrations and wartime pictures.
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Suspected Royalists were arrested. 13 From the autumn of 1642 to the spring of 1643, defensive works were constructed around London. It is uncertain how enthusiastic Londoners were about these, as they cost both time and money. Even so, William Lithgow thought that 100,000 civilians worked on them — an incredible number if true, as that would account for a third of all Londoners, young and old, rich and poor, men and women. ) with great alacrities, carrying on their shoulders iron mattocks, and wooden shovels, with roaring drummers, flying colours and swords; most companies also including ladies, women and girls: two and two carrying baskets for to advance the labour, where several wrought until they fell sick in their pains.
Yet his Lancastrian successors had variable success. By the reign of Henry VI (1422—1471), matters at home and abroad were in a sorry state. The war in France was coming to a disastrous close and Henry’s government was seen as inept and corrupt. In May 1450 the men of Kent marched on London once more, this time led by Jack Cade, who went by the alias of ‘Mortimer’. As before, the rebels gathered on Blackheath. By 11 June the mutineers had massed a force several thousand strong. Henry VI told them to disperse, which they did on 18 June and the danger seemed to be over.
But this book is not meant as a propaganda tract along the lines of Churchill’s sentiment of ‘London can take it’. Rather, it is an investigation into how Londoners have coped with traumas past. It is not about, in the main, how governments and others had acted, but about the man in the street or in the Clapham omnibus. This book begins with a brief survey of why London is so vulnerable to attack and why it has often attracted the attention of evildoers, followed by a discussion of London’s defences.