Soldiers of the English Civil War (2)


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Soldiers of the English Civil War (2)


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Osprey's examination of the British cavalry during the English Civil War (1642-1651). In March 1642, King Charles I, believing that Parliament had gone too far when it issued the Grand Remonstrace, moved to arrest John Pym and four other leaders. That summer Parliament, fearing military action, tried to seize control of the army by issuing orders for soldiers to report to Parliamentary, rather than royal, representatives. The King countered by ordering the bill ignored and raised his own army. Some turned out for the King, some for Parliament, and so the war started. This book examines how the cavalry soldiers of 1642 expected to fight the Civil Wars, and how experience changed their ideas.

Table of Contents

Cavalry · Cavalry Uniforms and Equipment · Cavalry in Battle · Dragoons · Artillery · The Plates

Product details

Published Jan 25 1990
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9780850459401
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 27
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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