Crown, Covenant and Cromwell

The Civil Wars in Scotland 1639-1651

Stuart Reid

This book is a groundbreaking military history of the Great Civil War, or the last Anglo-Scottish War as it was fought in Scotland and by Scottish armies in England between 1639 and 1651. It is above all the story of those armies and the men who marched in them.
Date Published :
January 2013
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 pages of plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848326873
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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Crown, Covenant and Cromwell is a groundbreaking military history of the Great Civil War or rather the last Anglo-Scottish War as it was fought in Scotland and by Scottish armies in England between 1639 and 1651. While the politics of the time are necessarily touched upon, it is above all the story of those armies and the men who marched in them under generals such as Alexander Leslie, the illiterate soldier of fortune who became Earl of Leven, James Graham, Marquis of Montrose and of course Oliver Cromwell, the fenland farmer and Lord Protector of England.

Historians sometimes seem to regard battles as rather too exciting to be a respectable field of study, but determining just how that battle was won or lost is often just as important as unraveling the underlying reasons why it came to be fought in the first place or the consequences that followed. Here, Stuart Reid, one of Scotland’s leading military historians, brings the campaigns and battles of those far off unhappy times to life in a fast-paced and authoritative narrative as never before.

About The Author
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Stuart Reid is a prolific and well-known writer on a wide range of military subjects, and he is an expert on the military history of Scotland. His pioneering study Like Hungry Wolves remains unchallenged as the best narrative account of Culloden. His other books include: The Campaigns of Montrose, All the King's Armies: A Military History of The English Civil War, Wolfe: The Life and Career of General James Wolfe, Wellington's Highland Warriors: From the Black Watch Mutiny to the Battle of Waterloo and The Battle of Plassey 1757: The Victory That Won an Empire.

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