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The Pistoleer: Bristol 1643

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The last week of July 1643 brought disaster to the rebellion against Charles I. On the 25th they lost Bristol, England’s second richest industrial port. On the 28th they lost Gainsborough and thus all Lincolnshire was in jeopardy. London’s propaganda sheets were scrambling to find any good news in these losses, and so they made heroes out of two unknown militia officers for standing fast when vastly outnumbered by royalist cavalry.
Captain Robert Blake in Bristol and Colonel Oliver Cromwell in Gainsborough.
The military reputations of both men were made – and then so was history.

About The Author
Skye Smith is my pen name. In 1630 some of my Manchester Puritan ancestors sailed away to Massachusetts on one of Robert Rich's ships. The Pistoleer is a series of historical adventure novels set in Britain in the 1640's. I was encouraged to write them by fans of my Hoodsman series.
This is the eighth of the series, and you should read at least the first novel 'HellBurner' before you read this book because it sets the characters and scene for the entire series. The sequence of the books follows the time-line of the Republic of Great Britain. The chapter headings identify the dates and places.

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