Osprey Elite 27 : Soldiers of the English Civil War (2) : Cavalry
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. This companion book to Elite 25 : Soldiers of the English Civil War (1) : Infantry, examines how the cavalry soldiers of 1642 expected to fight the Civil Wars, and how experience changed their ideas. Many stereotypical 'myths' are challenged by John Tinceyin's text which is accompanied by numerous illustrations, including 12 full page colour plates by Angus McBride.
- Cavalry Uniforms and Equipment
- Cavalry in Battle
- 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