THE LAST ARMY: The Battle of Stow-on-the-Wold and the End of the Civil War in the Welsh Marches 1646
Although the Battle of Naseby (14 June 1645) is generally regarded as the decisive action of the First Civil War, dooming the Royalist cause to inevitable defeat, fierce fighting continued for over a year, including several pitched battles and numerous sieges. Includes 30 illustrations, including color artwork, maps, contemporary prints, portraits, and modern photos.
By the end of 1645, with his forces crumbling and his territory shrinking, King Charles' hopes were increasingly dependent on the Royalist heartland of the Welsh Marches and the tiny field army which Jacob Lord Astley was struggling to muster there. Describes Astley's campaign which ended on 21 March 1646 with his defeat at Stow-on-the-Wold - the last pitched battle of the First Civil War, together with the last stand of the royalist garrisons in the Marches.
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Updated as of 12/07/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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