NEW APPROACHES TO THE MILITARY HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR
Proceedings of the First Helion and Company 'Century Of The Soldier' Conference. Includes 50 B&W illustrations, maps, and tables.
A selection of distinct, yet interrelated, military aspects of the English Civil War commences with two studies that re-evaluate our understanding of two key battles: Middlewich on 13 March 1643, which kickstarted the Civil War (political, as well as military), boosted the career of Sir William Brereton, and played a key role in establishing Parliamentary dominance in the strategically significant county of Cheshire; and Worcester on 3 September 1651, which looks at bridge-building over the rivers Teme and Severn at Powick.
The volume then moves on to consider ideology in practice, starting with a look at how Royalist and Parliamentarian troops built networks and relationships among themselves based on shared battle experiences in the service of the Dutch Republic. Next, a profile of William Rowley and the politics and allegiances within Shrewsbury, which remained under Royalist occupation from September 1642 to February 1645.
Next, a comparison between 17th century military manuals with the evidence from conflict archaeology. Then, two examinations of hospitals and casualty care, and finally, a new explanation for Sir William Waller's defeat at Roundway Down on 13 July 1643.
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Updated as of 11/23/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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