Marston Moor 1644: The Beginning of the End (Campaign Series #119)

Overview

The entry of the Scots into the English Civil War (1642?1651) on 19 January 1644 on the side of Parliament radically changed the balance of power in the North of England. The Royalists in the North were forced onto the defensive and besieged in York. In a bold march Prince Rupert outmanoeuvred his enemies and relieved York without a shot being fired. However, when Rupert met the allied army in battle on Marston Moor on 2 July his cavalry was defeated by Cromwell?s Ironsides who then turned on the ...
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Overview

The entry of the Scots into the English Civil War (1642–1651) on 19 January 1644 on the side of Parliament radically changed the balance of power in the North of England. The Royalists in the North were forced onto the defensive and besieged in York. In a bold march Prince Rupert outmanoeuvred his enemies and relieved York without a shot being fired. However, when Rupert met the allied army in battle on Marston Moor on 2 July his cavalry was defeated by Cromwell’s Ironsides who then turned on the Royalist infantry. The result was a hard-fought but catastrophic defeat; the Royalist army was crushed and their forces driven from the north of England.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841763347
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/20/2003
  • Series: Campaign Series , #119
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

John Tincey is the author of Elite 27: Soldiers of the English Civil War (2): Cavalry and Men-at-Arms 267: The British Army 1660–1704. He co-authored Campaign 82: Edgehill 1642 with Keith Roberts. He has also published works on the Battle of Sedgemoor and edited the drill book The Young Horse-man by John Vernon. His TV and video appearances include documentaries on the Armada, Borodino and Waterloo.
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