The Fair Maid of Taunton

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byElizabeth Mary Alford

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...Sir John Berkeley, and Sir John Wagstaffe, with "the main body of Goring's foot, and the whole of his great park of artillery--on that same day "Grenville advanced his lines within musket-shot of the town, occupying the entire circuit of the suburbs; and then set out to inspect Wellington House, an outpost five miles distant, into which Blake had thrown a small garrison. From a window in this house he was marked by a musqueteer, and shot in the thigh; the wound was considered mortal, and he was immediately carried away by his servants to Exeter. "Sir John Berkeley, who had served some weeks in the leaguer before Lyme, and was therefore supposed to know something of Blake's tactics, succeeded to the command." But the six days which Grenville had See Hepworth Dixon's "Robert Blake,"iii. 90, 91. allotted for the taking of the town passed, and the task was not accomplished. Week succeeded week and still the besieged held out, although the besiegers gradually gained ground, and the investing lines were drawn closer and closer. The heroic little force at Wellington House were overpowered by numbers, and the house itself burnt by the exasperated Cavaliers. The suburbs of the town, especially East Reach--the part beyond East. Gate--were pillaged and burnt, and many houses in the outer streets and lanes were battered down by the cannon. Under the shelter of ruined cottages and gardens, the besiegers now and then occupied advanced posts for a time; but still no limit but that of starvation seemed set to the duration of the siege. These were hard times for the suffering townsfolk, bravely as they bore their trials. Bread sold for one and fourpence a pound, beer at one and sixpence a quart, and other articles of food...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...Sir John Berkeley, and Sir John Wagstaffe, with "the main body of Goring's foot, and the whole of his great par...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217583687

ISBN - 13:9780217583688

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