OLIVER CROMWELL: SOLDIER : The Military Life of a Revolutionary at War
Alan MarshallISBN: 1857533437;
Book DescriptionThe Civil War in general, and Oliver Cromwell in particular, is enjoying a significant revival in academic and general study; television docu-dramas, films, battlefield tours and the appearance of Cromwell in the 'Great Britons' and 'Men of the Millennium' polls demonstrate this. Here, Alan Marshall concentrates on the man's military life, for it is certainly true that it was Cromwell's battlefield skills, tactical astuteness and command capabilities that helped him attain his political goals. His efforts were not without controversy and this wide-ranging assessment will cover his strategic failings as well as his attributes. The book will surely come to feature in the personal and academic study resources of anyone seeking to gain a deeper knowledge of Cromwell as a military man. Contents: Origins; The Road to War; The Face of War, 162; The Local War, 1643; From Marston Moor to Newbury, 1644; New Modelling, 1645-6; The Road to Preston, 1646-8; Ireland, 1649;...
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