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Not all Englishmen were keen to fight in the Civil War and by 1644 the depredations of each army had become unbearable. Groups of country folk, particularly in the royalist south and west, began to band together against troops from either side. Armed mainly with clubs, scythes, and spades, they were still formidable, and local commanders tried to enlist their help.

Subjects: British History.


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