Robert Hodkinson graduated from the University of Derby in 2010 with an MA in Humanities, winning the vice-chancellor's prize for his dissertation on contemporary poetry of the First World War. His particular interest in the English Civil War was sparked by his role in the Sealed Knot battle re-enactment society, in which he regularly portrays a Parliamentarian musketeer in the regiments of Lord Grey and Colonel Thomas Pride. He is the author of numerous articles, both online and print, on the culture and the lives of ordinary people during the English Civil War. He is the author of a prize-winning poetry pamphlet, Malvern Gibbous (2013), and lives in the East Midlands where he works as a teaching assistant.
It takes a deep love of subject and a rare scholarship to create such a readable and authoritative account around such a relatively obscure figure at four centuries distance and Hodkinson is to be congratulated for his success in putting flesh on the bones. * Army Rumour Service * I really enjoyed this book; it gives an insight into an important personality of the Civil War who isn't covered in detail. * Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy * Hodkinson has managed to bring to life a forgotten participant of the English Revolution. The book combines political, social and military history. It is hoped that this book gets a wide circulation and should be on university reading lists. * A Trumpet of Sedition * This book is a useful addition to Helion's series. * Battlefield Magazine * This is an enjoyable book that will appeal to Civil War enthusiasts and those with a more generic interest in military biography alike. * Journal of the Society of Army Historical Research *