Civil War in the South-West England: 1642-1646 (Battlefield by John Barratt

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By John Barratt

Among 1642 and 1646 armies fought for regulate of Southwest England in a single of the decisive confrontations of the English Civil Wars. during this brief, turbulent interval Royalists dependable to King Charles I clashed with the forces of Parliament in a sequence of hard-fought campaigns that criss crossed the West kingdom panorama. Rearguard activities, sieges, skirmishes, retreats and pitched battles punctuated the process the clash, but no earlier publication has retold the tale of the Southwestern campaigns intimately. John Barratt's account of this bloody and disruptive section within the West Country's historical past bargains a photograph description of the engagements themselves and takes the reader on a journey of the battlefields.

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Ioi Many of his observations as well as his tables had a profound influence on subsequent Portuguese and general European navigational and cartographical endeavor. For all of this, wrote the Jesuit historian G. B. " IOZ Cosmography meanwhile was also developing rapidly in Spain. I03 Among those who welcomed back the survivors of Magellan's expedition was the young Pedro de Medina (1493-1567) who later recorded the reaction of his contemporaries to the first circumnavigation of the earth. I04 Around 1548 Medina became cosmographer to Emperor Charles V and acted as one of the teachers, examiners, and navigational experts employed at the Casa de Contrataci6n at Seville.

Woodcut of juggernaut in Hindu religious festivals. Notice the believers who have thrown themselves beneath its wheels. From A. Thevet, La cosmographie universe lie ... (Paris, 1575), p. 384r. Courtesy of the Newberry Library. 3I. An East Indian vessel, a coracora. From B. , Hist6ria tragica maritima, ed. A. Sergio (Lisbon, 1955). 32. A sailing chariot from the lower right comer of the map of China in Gerard de Jade's Speculum Orbis Terrarum (Antwerp, 1593). ; Amsterdam, 1955-66), Vol. V, fig. 3.

384r. Courtesy of the Newberry Library. 3I. An East Indian vessel, a coracora. From B. , Hist6ria tragica maritima, ed. A. Sergio (Lisbon, 1955). 32. A sailing chariot from the lower right comer of the map of China in Gerard de Jade's Speculum Orbis Terrarum (Antwerp, 1593). ; Amsterdam, 1955-66), Vol. V, fig. 3. 33. China in the Mercator-Hondius Atlas (Amsterdam, 1606). Notice the landship at left and the vessel above Japan. Reproduced from R. A. Skelton, Decorative Printed Maps of the Fifteenth to Eighteenth Centuries (London, 1952).

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