First Newbury 1643

The turning point

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First Newbury 1643

The turning point

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Osprey's examination of the battle of Newbury, which was the turning point of the English Civil War (1642–1651). By August 1643 the King's cause was very much in the ascendant. Parliament armies had been crushed at Adwalton Moor and Roundway Down and the Royalists had taken Bristol. When they summoned Gloucester to surrender on 10 August the city's only hope was a Parliament relief army. The London Trained Bands joined the Earl of Essex's expedition and when battle was joined at Newbury the Londoners more than held their own against the best of the King's cavalry. With the citizens of London so firmly committed to Parliament's cause and the King's cavalry no longer invincible the balance of power had shifted irretrievably.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Edgehill to Gloucester/Opposing Plans/The Siege of Gloucester/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies - changes since 1642/The London regiments/The Campaign/The Battle of Newbury/Aftermath/The Battlefield today/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published Jan 15 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841763330
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 80 b/w; 17 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 116
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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