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John Poyer, the civil wars in Pembrokeshire and the British revolutions

Bowen, Lloyd 2020. John Poyer, the civil wars in Pembrokeshire and the British revolutions. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

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This is a study of the civil war soldier and notorious turncoat, John Poyer. It traces his origins from a lowly merchant in Pembroke to his rise to become parliament's most prominent supporter in South Wales during the early stages of the Civil War (1642-46). The volume then explores his difficulties with local rivals in the inter-war period before detailing the origins and course of his rebellion in the name of the king against his former parliamentary masters in 1648, a rising which began the so-called 'Second Civil War'. The volume charts the suppression of his revolt and Poyer's trial, conviction and execution by a military tribunal. A final chapter examines the historical and scholarly literature on Poyer and considers the nature of his legacy.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Uncontrolled Keywords: Civil Wars; parliamentarianism; royalism; faction; Second Civil War; John Poyer; Oliver Cromwell; turncoat; allegiance
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 9781786836540
Funders: N/A
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2020 12:15

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