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Decisive battles of the English Civil War : myth and reality

By: Wanklyn, Malcolm

1844154548 / 9781844154548
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25 cm x, 246 p., [8] p. of plates : ill.
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In this stimulating and original investigation of the decisive battles ofthe English Civil War, Malcolm Wanklyn reassesses what actually happened on the battlefield and as a result sheds new light on the causes of the eventual defeat of Charles I.

Taking each major battle in turn - Edgehill, Newbury I, Cheriton, Marston Moor, Newbury II, Naseby, and Preston - he looks critically at contemporary accounts and at historians' narratives, explores the surviving battlegrounds and retells the story of each battle from a new perspective.

His lucid, closely argued analysis questions traditional assumptions about each battle and the course of the war itself.


1DBKE England, 3JD c 1600 to c 1700, HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, HBWE English Civil War, JWLF Battles & campaigns

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