Soldiers of the English Civil War (1)

Soldiers of the English Civil War (1)

Infantry

Elite 25
  • Author: Keith Roberts
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: ELI 25
  • Publication Date: 28 Sep 1989
  • ISBN: 9780850459036
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

When civil war erupted in England in 1642, it quickly involved every level of society throughout the British Isles. On one side the King and his supporters fought for traditional government in Church and State. On the other, the supporters of Parliament sought radical changes in religion and economic policy, and a greater share of power at the national level. This is the first of two volumes in the Elite series exploring the recruitment, organisation, and tactics of the soldiers of the English Civil War. This book opens with an account of the origins of the military theory used by both sides, before discussing the weapons, logistics and management of the infantry throughout the Civil War campaign.

Biographical Note

Keith Roberts is one of the most highly respected English Civil War historians. He has spent more than a decade studying the Civil wars in the British Isles and has had a number of books and articles published on the subject. Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

The Miitary Revolution Drill Mastes and Drill Books The Trained Bands in the Civil War The Infantry of the Civil War: Organisation Weapons Dress, Logistics and Management The Plates

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