The 1640s were a long decade of bloodshed and civil war, Royalists versus Republicans, brother against brother. In 1649 England executed its King. Why did parliament win and how was the King defeated? This is the first book to give a blow by blow account of the campaigns and progress of war in order to show just why the war ended as it did and how Charles ended up on the scaffold.Control of Bristol was therefore irrelevant to any short-term offensive strategy the king might have had in mind, but if his ... for a Royalist navy.17 Ruperta#39;s contingent of the kinga#39;s field army and Hopton and Hertforda#39;s Western army sat down before ... cost had been very high, with many officers and possibly as many as 500 pikemen, musketeers and dragoons killed. ... would also have disrupted the Eastern Association, but this is unlikely to have featured as strongly in the Royalistsa#39; list ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Military History of the English Civil War, 1642-1646|
|Author||:||Malcolm Wanklyn, Frank Jones|
|Publisher||:||Pearson Education - 2005-01|