The Loyal Comptons

The English Civil War was a time of divided loyalties, where brother fought against brother and neighbours faced each other on a bloody field. But there was one Royalist family that was united in their staunch loyalty to the King: The Comptons.

Today, I’m telling the story of the Comptons at the English Historical Authors Blog.

Don’t be shy. Pop on over.

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Row17 [CC BY-SA 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons
Check out my other articles that were featured in English Historical Authors Blog:

The Royalist Highwayman

The Battle of Hamilton

The Fifth Monarchists


  1. Interesting piece ….. somewhere I have a picture of Compton Wynyates and also a book you might be interested in ….. IF I can find them, maybe I could send them to you.


    1. Thanks, Moonie! I’d be very interested. I seem to recall an old story about Spencer Compton’s wife hiding in that house during Parliament’s siege but I couldn’t fine a reference to it when I was writing the post. I may have dreamt it, but I’m sure if it happened, any book on the house will include that.


      1. I will try and find them ! I only have a picture of the house. The book is an old one I bought about thirty plus years ago containing some speeches and other stuff of Charles I .. also some bits about his trial …..and which has lived in a box somewhere in the garage for the last five or six years, so maybe it’s about time it found a new home! So if you’re still interested, I’ll PM via facebook with my e.mail …..

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      2. Thanks! That would be great. xx

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  2. I can only imagine the terror of being under siege in your home for thirteen weeks. Your article pushes me to consider the human experience of that struggle. Another great article, Cryssa!

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    1. Thanks Gwen. History is really about people and their story.


  3. […] ← The Loyal Comptons […]


  4. […] You were wondering when I’d get to the 17th century!  (Shameless blog plug: if you missed my post on the Loyal Comptons, click here). […]


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