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Osprey Elite 25 : Soldiers of the English Civil War (1) : Infantry

In March 1642 King Charles I, believing that Parliament had gone too far when it issued the Grand Remonstrace, moved to arrest John Pym and four other leaders. Charles himself entered Parliament with solders and a warrant, but Pym and the others were gone, having been tipped off in advance. They fled to London where they were hidden by Puritan loyalists, who dominated the city government. The King demanded the return of Pym, but the citizens refused. London, at least, was in rebellion. That summer Parliament, fearing military action, tried to seize control of the army by issuing orders for soldiers to report to Parliamentary, rather than royal, representatives. The King countered by ordering the bill ignored and raised his own army in August. Some turned out for the King, some for Parliament, and the war was on. Text by Keith Roberts with illustrations by Angus McBride. The companion book is Elite 27 : Soldiers of the English Civil War (2) : Cavalry.

    Contents
  • The Military Revolution
  • Drill Masters and Drill Books
  • The Trained Bands in the Civil War
  • The Infantry of the Civil War - Organisation
  • Weapons
  • Dress, Logistics and Management
  • The Plates


The books in this series are;
Elite 25 : Soldiers of the English Civil War (1) : Infantry
Elite 27 : Soldiers of the English Civil War (2) : Cavalry

 

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