Portrait Gallery of Important Characters from Civil-War Yorkshire
These short biographies have been provided by Oresta Muckute, an AHRC-Funded Collaborative PhD student based at the University of Leicester and the National Civil War Centre. We are very grateful to the Special Collections department of the University of Leicester Library for permission to reproduce these images drawn from their Fairclough Collection of Portrait Prints.
Readers wanting to find out more about the participants in the Civil Wars in Yorkshire should visit the free-access Civil War Petitions website. There are lots of ways to search it - such as Yorkshire place names and surnames, to learn more about soldiers and widows in particular localities, or find petitions which mention, for example, Marston Moor or other battles.
- Andrew Hopper, 'Black Tom': Sir Thomas Fairfax and the English Revolution (Manchester University Press, 2007).
- Andrew Hopper, ‘A directory of parliamentarian allegiance in Yorkshire during the British Civil Wars’, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, 73 (2001), pp. 85-122.