A new two-volume work published explores in rich detail the
numismatic history of the English Civil War.
Jerome J. and Arleen Kay Platt are the authors of The English Civil
Wars: Medals, Historical Commentary & Personalities, which is
built upon 30 years of research.
The set explores the upheaval in 17th century Britain as the nation
was convulsed by a series of civil wars. During the wars, medals were
introduced as rewards for gallantry and campaign service.
Volume I provides background to the wars and examines the armies,
the preparations and then the three separate civil wars from 1642
through to 1651.
Volume 2 offers historical commentary on Oliver Cromwell and
continues with his funeral and memorial medals as well of those of
other members of the Cromwell family.
The work was published by Spink at £175.
Charles Davis distributes Spink books in the United States. Davis’
price is $315 plus shipping and handling.
To order from Davis, telephone him at 978-468-2933 or email him at