- The Civil War
in Nottinghamshire, 1642-46
A chapter taken from Robert Mellor's In and About Nottinghamshire, published in 1908. A straightforward chronicle of events in the county during those turbulent years and profiles of the key personalities.
fight at Willoughby Field, 5 July 1648
After the Battle of Stoke Field in 1487, Willoughby "was probably the most important encounter that has ever occurred on Nottinghamshire soil... a great deal, moreover, depended on the result, for had the Royalists prevailed the way would have been cleared for Colonel Monckton to have raised the siege of Colchester."