(Re) Creating Memory: fiction and the English Civil War.

I have spent the past few years collecting titles for this project. Below is the list I finalised 7 June 2019 of books about the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. I know that many of the books have sequels (some on my shelves) but I had to draw the line somewhere.

If you come up with any that aren’t listed here, please let me know. Although the texts can cover any period from around the 1630s up to the Glorious Revolution, those outside of the period 1638-1660 must be concerned with the lead up or legacy of war.

Texts which are about Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Jamaica, or Royalists in Exile are particularly welcome.

[In the book there are just over 180 titles because some that are outside the period but relevant to the argument, are included.]

This list is by Date.

  1. Defoe, D. (1720). Memoirs of a Cavalier
  2. Scott, W. (1826). Woodstock
  3. Smith, H. (1826). Brambletye House. Or, Cavaliers and Roundheads, a Novel. (3 vols)
  4. Herbert, H. W. (1838). Cromwell. An Historical Novel.
  5. Gresley, W. R. (1843). The Seige of Litchfield.
  6. Marryat, C. (1847). The Children of the New Forest.
  7. Grant, J. (1856). Harry Ogilvie, or the Black Dragoons.
  8. Martineau, H. (1856). The Settlers at Home.
  9. Charles, E. R. (1867 (facsimile in 2006)). The Draytons and the Davenants. a story of the Civil Wars.
  10. Charles, E. R. (1868). On Both Sides of the Sea. A story of the Commonwealth and Restoration.
  11. Ainsworth, W. H. (1872). Boscobel, or The Royal Oak. a Tale of the Year 1651.
  12. Phillimore, C. M. (1873 (1928)). The King’s Namesake. a tale of Carisbrook Castle.
  13. Cooper, M. F. E. E. (1881). Hide and Seek. A Story of the New Forest in 1647.
  14. Shorthouse, J. H. (1881). John Inglesant.
  15. Henty, G. A. (1883). Friends, Tho Divided.
  16. Caine, H. (1885 (2009)). The Shadow of a Crime.
  17. Church, Reverend A. J. (1886). With the King at Oxford.
  18. Yonge, C. M. (1887 ). Under the Storm.
  19. Barr, A. e. (1890). Friend Olivia.
  20. Marshall, E. (1892). Under Salisbury Spire. In the Days of George Herbert, the recollections of Magdalene Wydville.
  21. Fitzpatrick, T. (1894). The King of Claddagh, A story of the Cromwellian Occupation of Ireland.
  22. Lyall, E. (1894). To Right the Wrong.
  23. Quiller-Couch, A. (1895). The Splendid Spur. Being Memoirs of The Adventures of Mr. John Marvel, A Servant of His Late Majesty King Charles I In the Years 1642-3, Written by Himself.
  24. Shearman, J. A. (1895). Kathleen Clare. Her Book, 1637-1641.
  25. Cornford, L. C. (1896). Captain Jacobus.
  26. Fenn, G. M. (1896 )The Young Castellan. A Tale of the English Civil War (or Roy Royland).
  27. Fletcher, J. S. (1896) Mistress Spitfire.
  28. Church, S. H. (1897). John Marmaduke. New York and London. G. P. Putnam.
  29. McChesney, D. G. (1897). Miriam Cromwell, Royalist. A Romance of the Great Rebellion.
  30. Cobban, J. M. (1898). The Angel of the Covenant.
  31. Dix, B. M. (1899). Hugh Gwyeth. A Round-head Cavalier.
  32. Paterson, A. (1899). Cromwell’s Own.
  33. Brereton, C. F. S. (1900). In the King’s Service.
  34. Everett-Green, E. (1901). After Worcester; the History of a Royal Fugitive.
  35. Jones, D. M. (1901). A Soldier of the King.
  36. Lyall, E. (1901). In Spite of All.
  37. McDonald, R. (1901). God Save the King.
  38. Church, S. H. (1902). Penruddock of the White Lambs.
  39. Hinkson, H. A. (1902). Silk and Steel.
  40. Moore, F. F. (1903). Castle Omeragh.
  41. Pease, H. (1903). Magnus Sinclair.
  42. Dix, B. M. (1905). The Making of Christopher Ferringham.
  43. Dix, B. M. (1906). Merrylips.
  44. Hamilton, J. A. (1906). Captain John Lister.
  45. McDonnell, R. (1906). When Cromwell Came to Drogheda. A Memory of 1649.
  46. Pease, H. (1906). Of Mistress Eve.
  47. Barr, R. (1907). Over the Border.
  48. Cooke, W. B. (1908). Her Faithful Knight. Being the Statement of Will Heritage, of the Beacon Farm, by Woodhouse Eaves Sometime a Trooper in the Parliamentary Forces.
  49. Hart, J. W. (1908). In the Iron Time.
  50. Westerman, P. (1909). A Lad of Grit.
  51. Hayens, H. (1910). For Rupert and the King.
  52. Richards, H. G. (1911). Richard Somers.
  53. Westerman, P. (1911). The Young Cavalier.
  54. Wynne, M. (1912). “Hey for Cavaliers”; A Romance.
  55. Keynes, H. M. (1914). Honour the King.
  56. Cowen, L. (1919). Bible and Sword.
  57. Hope, E. (1923). My Lady’s Bargain.
  58. Mackenna, R. W. (1923). Through Flood and Fire.
  59. Marshall, B. (1923). The Torch Bearers. A Tale of Cavalier Days.
  60. Oxenham, E. J. (1924). The Girls of Gwynfa.
  61. Berridge, J. (1926). The Stronghold.
  62. Buchan, J. (1927). Witch Wood.
  63. Irwin, M. (1934). The Proud Servant.
  64. Dyer, E. M. B. (1935 (2006)). Elizabeth the Gallant.
  65. Irwin, M. (1937). The Stranger Prince. The Story of Rupert of the Rhine.
  66. Lindsay, J. (1937). Sue Verney.
  67. Lane, J. (1937 (this edition 1950)). Sir Devil May-Care.
  68. Bowen, M. (1938). The Trumpet and the Swan. London.
  69. Heyer, G. (1938). Royal Escape.
  70. Lindsay, J. (1938). 1649. A Novel of a Year.
  71. Savery, C. (1938). Green Emeralds for the King.
  72. Graves, R. (1942). Wife to Mr Milton.
  73. Trease, G. (1942). The Grey adventurer.
  74. Lane, J. (1943). England for Sale.
  75. Windsor, K. (1944). Forever Amber.
  76. Du Maurier, D. (1946). The King’s General.
  77. Lane, J. (1947). London Goes to Heaven.
  78. Trease, G. (1947). Trumpets in the West (1st ed.).
  79. Trease, G. (1948). Silver Guard.
  80. Lane, J. (1950). The Escape of the King.
  81. Lane, J. (1951). Dark Conspiracy.
  82. Lane, J. (1952). The Sealed Knot.
  83. Lane, J. (1953). The Lady of the House.
  84. Sutcliff, R. (1953). Simon.
  85. White, L. T. (1953). The Highland Hawk.
  86. Neill, R. (1954). Rebel Heiress.
  87. Charques, D. (1956). The Dark Stranger.
  88. Trease, G. (1956 (2007)). The Gates of Bannerdale.
  89. Plaidy, J. (1956 (Omnibus edition, 2005)). The Wandering Prince.
  90. Trease, G. (1957). Hide and Seek. Young Elizabethan.
  91. Peart, H. (1958). The Loyal Grenvilles.
  92. Goudge, E. (1958 (2008)). The White Witch.
  93. Lane, J. (1959). The Escape of the King.
  94. Sutcliff, R. (1959 (1981)). The Rider of the White Horse.
  95. Lane, J. (1960). The Escape of the Duke.
  96. Macaulay, R. (1960). They Were Defeated.
  97. Caute, D. (1961). Comrade Jacob.
  98. Forest, A. (1961). Peter’s Room.
  99. Sanders, J. (1961). A Firework for Oliver.
  100. Softly, B. (1961). Plain Jane.
  101. Softly, B. (1962). Place Mill.
  102. Cawley, W. (1964). Down the Long Stairs.
  103. Knight, F. (1964). The Last of the Lallows.
  104. Watson, S. (1964). Lark.
  105. Beatty, J., & Beatty, P. (1965). Campion Towers.
  106. Grice, F. (1966). The Luckless Apple.
  107. Softly, B. (1966). A Stone in a Pool.
  108. Willard, B. (1967). The Grove of Green Holly.
  109. Beatty, J., & Beatty, P. (1968). Witch Dog.
  110. Lane, J. (1969). The Young and Lonely King.
  111. Welch, R. (1969). For the King.
  112. de Hartog, J. (1971 (1973)). The Peaceable Kingdom
  113. Garner, A. (1973). Red Shift.
  114. Bibby, V. (1974). Many Waters.
  115. Burton, H. (1974). Kate Rider.
  116. Willard, B. (1974). Harrow and Harvest.
  117. Trease, G. (1976). When the Drums Beat.
  118. Lane, J. (1977). The Call of Trumpets.
  119. Leeson, R. (1977). The White Horse.
  120. Trease, G. (1977). The Field of Forty Footsteps.
  121. Harrod-Eagles, C. (1982). The Oak Apple.
  122. Belle, P. (1988). Wintercombe.
  123. Belle, P. (1989). Herald of Joy.
  124. Hersom, K. (1989). The Half-Child.
  125. Buchanan, C. (1994). Royal Escape. Adventure with the Stuart King.
  126. Thomson, P. (1995). A Ghost-Light in the Attic.
  127. Trease, G. (1996). Curse on the Sea.
  128. McCann, M. (2001). As Meat Loves Salt.
  129. Usher, F. (2001). The River Runs to the End of Time.
  130. Gardner, S. (2005). I, Coriander.
  131. Hearn, J. (2006). The Merrybegot.
  132. Forsyth, K. (2008). The Gypsy Crown.
  133. Davis, L. (2009). Rebels and Traitors.
  134. Turnbull, A. (2009). Alice in Love and War.
  135. Arnold, M. (2010). Traitor’s Blood.
  136. Bradshaw, G. (2010). London in Chains.
  137. Bradshaw, G. (2011). A Corruptible Crown.
  138. Mountain, F. (2011). The Cavalier Queen.
  139. Ransley, P. (2011). Plague Child.
  140. Howarth, F. (2012). By Loyalty Divided. A Scandalous Seduction.
  141. Norfolk, L. (2012). John Saturnalia’s Feast
  142. Bradbridge, D. W. (2013). The Winter Siege.
  143. Wilton, R. (2013). Traitor’s Field. London.
  144. Bradbridge, D. W. (2014). A Soldier of Substanc..
  145. Falkland, W. (2014). The Royalist.
  146. Riley, S. (2014). A Splendid Defiance.
  147. Anglorus, A. (2015). The Prince of Prigs.
  148. Evans, J. (2015). The Last Roundhead.
  149. Logue, M. J. (2015). Red Horse.
  150. Logue, M. J. (2015). A Wilderness of Sin.
  151. MacLean, S. G. (2015). Seeker.
  152. Stuart, A. (2015). By the Sword.
  153. Swinfen, A. (2015). This Rough Ocean.
  154. Tyler, L. C. (2015). A Cruel Necessity.
  155. Hargreaves, I. (2016). Charity’s Cavalier.
  156. Bazos, C. (2017). Traitor’s Knot.
  157. Hardinge, F. (2017). A Skinful of Shadows.
  158. Logue, M. J. (2017). Babylon’s Downfall.
  159. Elizabeth, S. J. (2018). By Love Divided. The Lydiard Chronicles, 2.
  160. Learner, T. (2018). The Magick of Master Lilly.

Not included in the count for this book were plays, TV and films.

  • Allen, Irving (1970). Cromwell [Film]
  • Company Pictures. (2008). The Devil’s Whore [TV]
  • Brenton, H. (2012). 55 Days [Play]
  • Wheatley, B. (2013) A Field in England [Film]
  • Children of the New Forest was produced by the BBC in 1955, 1964, 1977 and as a TV movie in 1998. The 1998 version added an extra villainous Puritan preacher with designs on the Intendant’s daughter, Edward Beverly’s love interest.

 

 

 

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