Mortality, medical care and military welfare in the British Civil Wars

Edited by David Appleby and Andrew Hopper

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  • Publish Date: Jul 2018
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    Battle-scarred investigates the human costs of the British Civil Wars. Through a series of varied case studies it examines the wartime experience of disease, burial, surgery and wounds, medicine, hospitals, trauma, military welfare, widowhood, desertion, imprisonment and charity. The percentage population loss in these conflicts was far higher than that of the two World Wars, which renders the Civil Wars arguably the most unsettling experience the British people have ever undergone. The volume explores its themes from new angles, demonstrating how military history can broaden its perspective and reach out to new audiences.


    David J. Appleby and Andrew Hopper
    Part I: Mortality
    1 Battlefields, burials and the English Civil Wars
    Ian Atherton
    2 Controlling disease in a civil-war garrison town: military discipline or civic duty? The surviving evidence for Newark upon Trent, 1642-46
    Stuart B. Jennings
    Part II: Medical care
    3 A new kind of surgery for a new kind of war: gunshot wounds and their treatment in the British Civil Wars
    Stephen M. Rutherford
    4 'Stout Skippon hath a wound': the medical treatment of Parliament's infantry commander following the battle of Naseby
    Ismini Pells
    5 'Dead hogges, dogges, cats and well flayed carryon horses': royalist hospital provision during the First Civil War
    Eric Gruber von Arni
    6 Gerard's Herball and the treatment of war-wounds and contagion during the English Civil War
    Richard Jones
    Part III: The hidden human costs
    7 The third army: wandering soldiers and the negotiation of parliamentary authority, 1642-51
    David J. Appleby
    8 'The deep staines these Wars will leave behind': psychological wounds and curative methods in the English Civil Wars
    Erin Peters
    9 The administration of military welfare in Kent, 1642-79
    Hannah Worthen
    10 'To condole with me on the Commonwealth's loss': the widows and orphans of Parliament's military commanders
    Andrew Hopper
    11 'So necessarie and charitable a worke': welfare, identity and Scottish prisoners of war in England, 1650-55
    Chris R. Langley
    David J. Appleby and Andrew Hopper


    David J. Appleby is Lecturer in Early Modern British History at the University of Nottingham

    Andrew Hopper is Professor of English Local History at the University of Leicester

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