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Author John Porter

Published by Gillingham Local History Society 2014

It tells the story of the forest enclosures, the riots and turbulence which followed, and how the disturbances drew Gillingham and its neighbouring countryside into the turmoil of the Civil War. The story is centred around the people of Gillingham, Mere and Motcombe, but also involved peers and courtiers at the highest level of society.

125 pages with illustrations

ISBN 978-0-992-70631-9

Gillingham's Royal Forest - Discontent and Riot

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