Linda Doyle’s “Battle of Southam” was produced to coincide with a re-enactment weekend held in August 2013 and led by the Sealed Knot (the oldest re-enactment society in the UK, and the largest in Europe). The story told by Linda is based on Irene Cardall’s original pamphlet dating from 1992 and new historical research. The story takes the reader before, during and after the battle in 1642 and shows how the English Civil Wars had a major impact on Southam and changed the lives of people living there for ever.

The book costs £6 (plus £1.50 p&p) and can be ordered direct from Southam Heritage Collection, Tithe Place Community Rooms, High Street, Southam, CV47 0HB including a cheque made payable to “Southam Heritage Collection” together with your name and address. During the Covid-19 lockdown please send an email to with your postal address and we will send you details of our bank account for electronic payment.