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Gloucestershire's Forgotten Battle: Nibley Green 1470 Paperback – 1 Apr 2003

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (1 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752423479
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752423470
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 1 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,738,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brilliant book, very well written and with loads of info, I live in the area and been to the site of the battle myself.
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One has to admire the authors' ability to make the little that is known about this battle last for 144 pages. And that is because basically nothing whatsoever is known about what happened. Understandably therefore there is much detail about why it happened and explanation of what happened afterwards.

The cause was a legal case lasting in total an impressive 192 years and the authors understandably provide a literary reference point in Jarndyce versus Jarndyce. However, anyone looking for an explanation would be better off ignoring Dickens and seeking out commentaries on Jane Austen's most famous work. As Mrs Bennet says "I do think it is the hardest thing in the world that your estate should be entailed away from your own children; and I am sure if I had been you, I should have tried long ago to do something or other about it." Well Lord Berkeley did just that.

The book is well written, entertaining and informative - except perhaps about the battle itself. Its scope ranges from Edward the Confessor's advisors to the 19th century horse-whipping of an offending editor with a major digression through 15th century politics. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Battle of Nibley Green 1470 6 Oct. 2008
By A. C. REEVES - Published on Amazon.com
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Fleming and Wood have written the difinitive account of the curious battle of Nibley Green (20 March 1470). The context of the battle, a violent chapter in the longest legal dispute in English history, is carefully and thoroughly provided. The text is clearly written and the illustrations are well chosen. While not precisely a battle of the so-called Wars of the Roses, Nibley Green happened because the authorities of the kingdom were otherwise preoccupied.
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