Sources and further reading


British Library Thomason Tracts (BL TT), E.63[12], A Copy of a Letter written by Colonel Cromwell, London, 1643

BL TT, E.104[12] A True relation of the great victory obtained by Parliament forces in Lincolnshire, London, 1643

Carlyle, Thomas, Oliver Cromwell’s Letters and Speeches, Vol V, Appendix V, Chapman and Hall, London, 1872

BL TT E.65[13] Mercurius Aulicus week ending August 5, 1643, Oxford, 1643

Bodleian Library, MS Tanner 62, ff.205r-206r

Lincolnshire Records Office, BRACE/17/8


Further Reading

Beckwith, Ian, Gainsborough During the Great Civil War, Gainsborough Urban District Council, 1969

Beckwith Ian, The History of Fields and Farms in Gainsborough, Gainsborough Urban District Council, 1972

Beckwith Ian, The Making of Modern Gainsborough, Gainsborough Urban District Council, 1968

Beckwith, Ian, The Book of Gainsborough. The Nuffield Press. Oxford, 1991.

Bennett, Martyn, Cromwell at War: The Lord General and his Military Revolution, I B Tauris, 2017 has an account of the battle and its significance for Cromwell’s growing reputation

West, John, The Battle of Gainsborough 1643, DB Publishing, 2021. This updates  his previous book Oliver Cromwell and the Battle of Gainsborough, Richard Kay Publications, 1992


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