John Poyer, the Civil Wars in Pembrokeshire and the British Revolutions

Awdur(on): Lloyd Bowen

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Hanes

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‘This is a brilliant book, which not only transforms our view of the “turncoat” John Poyer, but also provides one of the most vivid, well-informed and sophisticated accounts ever written of the seventeenth-century civil wars in Wales.’
-Professor Mark Stoyle, University of Southampton

‘This exhilarating read challenges previous representations of Poyer, offering a first glimpse of the man on his own terms rather than through the eyes of his enemies. In doing so, the author illuminates the factional politics within the parliamentary cause in superb depth and with great sensitivity to the local context.’
-Professor Andrew Hopper, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester

'It is written in such an accessible, fast moving way... fascinating story'. Listen to Lloyd Bowen discuss his book here

‘Poyer rebelled against the parliament which had been victorious in the first civil war (1642-6) and his actions helped to initiate a series of uprisings and provincial revolts which, along with the invasion of the Scottish Covenanters in the summer of 1648, are collectively known as ‘The Second Civil War’. But Poyer also had a fascinating history before April 1648 which can help us better understand his motivations and actions during that tumultuous spring and summer.’
-Read an extract of John Poyer, the Civil Wars in Pembrokeshire and the British Revolutions in the Booklaunch on page 5


Chapter 1: The Setting: John Poyer and Early Stuart Pembrokeshire, c.1606–1640
Chapter 2: The Irish Crisis and the Coming of Civil War, 1640–42
Chapter 3: Allies and Enemies: Poyer and Pembroke during the First Civil War
Chapter 4: The Struggle for Supremacy: Poyer and Post-War Politics, 1646–47
Chapter 5: The Road to Rebellion, August 1647–March 1648
Chapter 6: Poyer, Powell and the Prince, March–April 1648
Chapter 7: The Siege of Pembroke, May–July 1648
Chapter 8: Revenge and Revolution: Poyer, Print and Parliamentary Justice, August 1648–April 1649
Chapter 9: Afterlives
Appendix: Timeline of the Civil Wars in Pembrokeshire

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