Re: [ScottishWarPrisoners] Earl of Derby Question
- Since you were so kind to provide me with valued information I have posted
the following to the yahoo group: What would have been the "Grampian
region" of Aberdeenshire?
Chester H. Cowen
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Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 10:41 PM
Subject: [ScottishWarPrisoners] Earl of Derby Question
: Chester asked, in a 12/4 posting: "Would like to know if anyone knows
: men under the Earl of Derby would have been from. Were they from
: the Midlothian or Dumbarton area?"
: According to Malcolm Atkin's book Cromwell's Crowning Mercy: The Battle of
: Worcester 1651 (Phoenix Mill, England: Sutton Publishing, 1998), 20, the
: Derby brought brought "a small force of only 250 foot and 60 horse from
: Isle of Man to support the King and they remained in Lancashire (northwest
: England) to try to raise further support." Atkins states that Derby then
: to raise about 1500 more men, apparently from the Lancashire area (so
: men probably weren't from Midlothian or Dumbarton). If you have any
: in the Battle of Worcester, I'd recommend Cromwell's Crowning Mercy, which
: brings the battle to life in fascinating detail, with maps, photographs
: modern reconstruction drawings.
: Diane Rapaport
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