Traveller's Guide to the Battlefields of the English Civil War - Martyn BennettWebb & Bower, 1990, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper and a nick to the join with the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR affected all parts of the kingdom, but it is best remembered for the great and bloody battles that left the nation stunned and horrified. The total breakdown in relations between a Parliament that was gaining in strength and sense of purpose, and a King who believed in his divine right to rule could not be resolved without resort to force. Edgehill, Newbury, Marston Moor, Naseby, Worcester — these and many other bitter battles divided a country that had little experience of armies and armed conflict. Two separate fighting forces were recruited from the nation’s labouring men, its merchants, lords and landowners, and the difficult lessons of military training, tactics and logistics were acquired hurriedly and with little expert guidance. The battlefields can still be seen today. Whilst few of the scars of war are visible, this guide will help you to visualize the clash of armies on the very terrain over which they had to manoeuvre. The major battles are vividly reconstructed with plans and detailed descriptions of events before, during and after each conflict. Relics of the war can still be found and this book tells you where to go to find them on battlefields, in towns and in the many museums and Civil War centres that display the weaponry and artefacts of the period.”
Size: 10½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 208
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