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Battle-scarred: Mortality, medical care and military welfare in the British Civil Wars

David Appleby and Andrew Hopper

Abstract

Historians of the British Civil Wars are increasingly taking notice of these bloody conflicts as a critical event in the welfare history of Europe. This volume will examine the human costs of the conflict and the ways in which they left lasting physical and mental scars after the cessation of armed hostilities. Its essays examine the effectiveness of medical care and the capacity of the British peoples to endure these traumatic events. During these wars, the Long Parliament’s concern for the ‘commonweal’ led to centralised care for those who had suffered ‘in the State’s service’, including imp ... More

Keywords: soldiers, widows, surgery, wounds, medicine, disease, burial, welfare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526124807
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526124807.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Appleby, editor
Lecturer in Early Modern British History at the University of Nottingham

Andrew Hopper, editor
Associate Professor in English Local History at the University of Leicester

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Contents

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Introduction

David J. Appleby and Andrew Hopper

Part I Mortality

Part II Medical care

Part III The hidden human costs

Conclusion

David J. Appleby and Andrew Hopper