Ironsides

English Cavalry 1588–1688

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Description

The Ironside is symbolic of the one occasion when the army took an active role in British politics. He represents a unique period when ordinary people displaced the established order to take political control into their own hands. In the nineteenth century a rash of historical publications, paintings and statues with a civil war theme reflected the political divisions of Victorian society and Royalist and Parliamentarian causes were argued over again, reflecting the sub text of contemporary political struggles. This book attempts to take a wider view of the Ironside as a warrior who evolved from the experiments of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries to combine firepower with the armoured cavalryman.

Product details

Published 20 Jul 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781782001683
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 60 b/w; 10 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 44
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Graham Turner

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