The mid-17th Century would turn out to the most turbulent time in England's already tempestuous history. In summer 1642, a full-scale civil war erupted between the armies of the Royalist "Cavalier" and the Parliamentary "Roundheads."
Even the village of Teverton in the far south-west of Britain was caught up in the strife, and a centuries-old feud between a trio of families was re-ignited by the spark of war. Things looked bleak as Englishmen battled fellow Englishman…
With only a few notable exceptions - step forward the Convict Commandos - recurring characters have been rare on the pages of Commando over the last 50-odd years. However we were of the opinion that you, our readers, might like a series which carried the story over more than one issue. With the pen of Ferg Handley recruited to do the writing, we decided that a historical saga spanning many generations would hit the spot.
Episode Six sees the continuing story of three sets of inter-linked characters move from the 14thCentury to the harrowing times of the English Civil War of 1642. In the past, the characters had repelled Norman and Roman invaders. Now they are set to do battle with their fellow countrymen.
We hope you enjoy this story and the journey to come.
Scott Montgomery, Deputy Editor