In the years between 1642 and 1651 England was in the grips of a civil war, the country was divided in loyalty between the Royalist army who supported King Charles I and the Parliamentarians led by Oliver Cromwell who questioned the ‘Divine right’ of the King who believed he was chosen by God to rule England.
The West Country, specifically Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire where this story takes place were fiercely contested because of their proximity to Oxford, the capital of England from 1642 – 1646 and the home of King Charles I. Both counties were alive with the movement of troops of both the King’s army and the Parliament forces.
The effect of this war is still alive in England today, in the land and the people and the way the Parliament and the Royal Family came to their current arrangement, that established that the monarch cannot rule without Parliament’s consent.
The conflict tore families apart, their loyalties often undisclosed to each other until the found themselves in battle pitted against each other on the blooded battle fields.
It was in one such household that Ursula the servant girl lived.
He's so beautiful
Follow my dog Joey on instagram @joeytribbianithelurcher to see the adventures of the dog that inspired this story. When we bought Joey we knew he was special and his weird and wonderful ways inspired me to start writing a story about a dog.
Here's the link to my new article in Cotswolds homes... give it a read and see my and Joey sitting on a sofa and walking through the woods.
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