ISBN eBook 978-1-907991-12-7
Between 1642 and 1645 the Civil War raged throughout England as the Parliamentarians strove to impose their will upon the Royalist forces of King Charles I.
Chipping Campden could not avoid being drawn into the conflict, especially as its proximity to the Fosse Way enabled whichever army held it to disrupt communications between the key centres of Oxford, Gloucester, Warwick and Worcester. This short, fictional story is based on the history of Campden during the first half of the 17th century. It deals with the impact of the war on a young boy, Jack Wagstaff, and describes events in Campden through his eyes.
Terry Dillon has led a successful life in education as a headmaster, as one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, and as an international educational consultant. He was born in Yorkshire, where he started his teaching career, and now lives in the Cotswolds, where he is a member of Creative Campden and a governor of the local primary school, St Catharine's. He has written four books, Light Me A Candle, The King's Beacon, Quarry Lane, and Deceit.
A great little story that really brings this period of English history to life.