Marston Moor 1644

Marston Moor 1644

The beginning of the end

Campaign 119
  • Author: John Tincey
  • Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • Short code: CAM 119
  • Publication Date: 11 Mar 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841763347
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

The entry of the Scots into the English Civil War on 19 January 1644 on the side of Parliament radically changed the balance of power in the North of England. The Royalists in the North were forced onto the defensive and besieged in York. In a bold march Prince Rupert outmanoeuvred his enemies and relieved York without a shot being fired. However, when Rupert met the allied army in battle on Marston Moor on 2 July his cavalry was defeated by Cromwell's Ironsides who then turned on the Royalist infantry. The result was a hard-fought but catastrophic defeat; the Royalist army was crushed and their forces driven from the north of England.

Biographical Note

John Tincey is the author of Elite 27: Soldiers of the English Civil War (2): Cavalry and Men-at-Arms 267: The British Army 1660-1704. He co-authored Campaign 82: Edgehill 1642 with Keith Roberts. He has also published works on the Battle of Sedgemoor and edited the drill book The Young Horse-man by John Vernon. His TV and video appearances include documentaries on the Armada, Borodino and Waterloo.Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, specialising in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. The son of the illustrator Michael Turner, Graham lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.


Origins of the Campaign
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Armies
Opposing Plans
The Campaign
Marston Moor
The Aftermath
The Battlefield today

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