• Documents for schools: The letter-books of Sir William Brereton

      Jackson, Maggie; Gaunt, Peter (Cheshire Community Council and Chester College, 1995)
      This article discusses the letter-books of Sir William Brereton, who led the Parliamentary war effort in Cheshire during the English Civil War. The extracts are intended for use at key stage 3 in the national curriculum, unit 2, "the making of the United Kingdom: crowns, Parliaments and peoples, 1500-1750."
    • The Parliamentary war effort in Cheshire

      Gaunt, Peter; Chester College of Higher Education (Cheshire Community Council, 1993)
      This article discusses the efforts of the Parliamentarians, led by Sir William Brereton, to administer Cheshire during the English Civil War. It focuses on the action of the Cheshire County Committee - its membership, its power struggles, and how it raised money and soldiers for the war effort.