This superb work provides a visually stunning guide to Britain's civil wars from the opening Bishops' War to the rule of Cromwell's major generals. Based on the latest historical and archaeological research, the 156 detailed maps show not only the better known large battles and sieges, but also numerous smaller engagements and key political events. Essential for comprehending the full extent of the war and for understanding it conduct and outcome.
Professor Peter Wilson, Chichele Professor of the History of War, University of Oxford
There has long been a need for a good atlas of the English Civil War, and Nick Lipscombe, who has already fully met the need for one for the Peninsular War, now does so again. Effective and clear maps are ably combined with a text that reflects Lipscombe's understanding of weapons characteristics, the complexity of battle, and the nuances of command. An important work that deserves wide attention.
Professor Jeremy Black, author of World War Two in 100 Maps
Nick Lipscombe's The English Civil War is a joy to behold a thing of beauty, but much more than that book is clearly of no small importance. I am convinced that this will be the first port of call for all enthusiasts and scholars looking for a cartographic interpretation of the civil wars. This will be the civil war atlas against which all others will judged and the battle maps in particular will quickly become the benchmark for all future civil war maps.
Professor Martyn Bennett, Department of History, Languages and Global Studies, Nottingham Trent University
Without doubt one of the most foremost reference sources on the Civil Wars available today.
Tim Williamson, History of War
An absolutely essential volume for anyone interested in the period.
Duncan Evans, The Armourer
The Atlas is an excellent work, which is a must for anyone who has any interest in the War of the Tree Kingdoms.
Chris May, Battlefield
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