Scots Armies of the English Civil Wars

Scots Armies of the English Civil Wars

by Stuart Reid, Graham Turner
     
 

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In the summer of 1642 the First Civil War between king and parliament had broken out in England. Initially both sides were confident of victory, but after the first campaigns ended in stalemate they began looking for allies. The meddling of the Stuart Kings with Scotland's religious traditions provoked the National Covenant, and later the Solemn League and Covenant.

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In the summer of 1642 the First Civil War between king and parliament had broken out in England. Initially both sides were confident of victory, but after the first campaigns ended in stalemate they began looking for allies. The meddling of the Stuart Kings with Scotland's religious traditions provoked the National Covenant, and later the Solemn League and Covenant. Yet many Scots continued to support the King, and after his execution, his exiled son.This fine text by Stuart Reid examines the Scots armies who fought in the English Civil Wars, and features numerous illustrations and photographs, including full page colour plates by Graham Turner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782007005
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Series:
Men-at-Arms , #331
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
12 MB
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Meet the Author

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954. His lifelong interest in military history has led to a longstanding involvement in historical re-enactment, which has broadened into work as a military advisor-cum-troop-instructor for film companies. His previous titles for Osprey include a three-volume work in the Men-at-Arms series on King George's Army 1740-1793 and Warrior 21 Highland Clansman 1689-1746. Graham Turner was born in Harrow in 1964, the son of the respected aviation artist Michael Turner, with whom he also shares an interest in motorsport illustration. Graham has been a freelance artist since 1984; specialising in historical and military subjects, particularly of the medieval period, and has illustrated several Osprey titles including Campaign 44 Pavia 1525, Warrior 20 The British Redcoat (2) 1793-1815, Men-at-Arms 310 German Medieval Armies 1000-1300 and 320 Armies of the Caliphates 862-1098. He lives with his wife and two children in Buckinghamshire.
Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is married with two sons. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier and his main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries. This interest stems from having ancestors who served in the British Army and the East India Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. His books for Osprey include the highly acclaimed titles about King George's Army 1740-93 (Men-at-Arms 285, 289 and 292), and the British Redcoat 1740-1815 (Warrior 19 and 20).
Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, specializing in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. The son of the illustrator Michael Turner, Graham lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.

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