Decisive Battles of the English Civil War

Decisive Battles of the English Civil War

Myth and Reality

Paperback256pp Illustrated

9781783469758     Product Code: 225240


The superior resources available to Cromwell's parliamentary forces have been cited as the decisive advantage in the first English Civil War of 1642–6, but the reasons for the king's defeat have been as much disputed as the causes of the war itself. This analysis focuses on the key battles, exploring contemporary accounts, historians' narratives and the battlefield terrain to question traditional assumptions about each battle and therefore the course of the war.

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