William Lawes as a fashionable cavalier

English baroque composer William Lawes inspiration for my novel Pride Before a Fall Through Time

Civil War Window at Farndon Church, Cheshire, inserted 1660s.

Civil War Window at Farndon Church, Cheshire, inserted

From Civil War window at Farndon Church, Cheshire - not William Lawes I don't think.

From Civil War window at Farndon Church, Cheshire - not William Lawes I don't think.

Vain Prince Rupert with his best profile on show. Might not be saying very much.

Prince Rupert became romantically engaged to Frances Bard the daughter of the English explorer and Civil War veteran Henry Bard.

Civil War cannon balls

Civil War cannon balls

The young Lord Stuart brothers, Charles I's kinsmen, killed in battle - oh don't they look so proud and haughty! When you meet them in heaven (or hell) please tell them they died for nothing.

The young Lord Stuart brothers, Charles I's kinsmen, killed in battle - oh don't they look so proud and haughty! When you meet them in heaven (or hell) please tell them they died for nothing.

Holt Church, near Wrexham. Ferocious skirmish fought here in and around the church; loopholes for muskets in church door and musket ball pockmarks on the walls. So much for peace in God's holy house!

Holt Church, near Wrexham. Ferocious skirmish fought here in and around the church; loopholes for muskets in church door and musket ball pockmarks on the walls. So much for peace in God's holy house!

Roundheads and Cavaliers with their dogs of war

Roundheads and Cavaliers with their dogs of war

Making all the carnage look 'picture book' nice.

Making all the carnage look 'picture book' nice.


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