Standards, Guidons and Colours of the English Civil War

The Flags of the English Armies 1642-1660

Stephen Ede-Borrett

Between 1642 and 166o the various armies which fought the English Civil War carried literally hundreds of flags, the great majority of which have gone unrecorded. This study traces their development as the ‘free-for-all' of the first year of the war settled into one of the most elegant and sophisticated military flag systems in Europe. Covering t
Date Published :
August 2019
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Series :
Century of the Soldier
Illustration :
16 color plates, over 200 b/w ills
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781911628620
Pages : 200
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
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Overview
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Between 1642 and 166o the various armies which fought the English Civil War carried literally hundreds of flags, the great majority of which have gone unrecorded. This study traces their development as the ‘free-for-all’ of the first year of the war settled into one of the most elegant and sophisticated military flag systems in Europe. Covering the armies of both the King and Parliament this book examines the majority of known flags as well as discussing what can be learnt from the all too few surviving examples.

About The Author
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The Author has been fascinated by early military flags for as long as he can remember and made his first notes on those of the English Civil War at the age of fifteen! This fascination has never faded and was only enhanced by a long association with re-enacting the period. Over the years he has written a number of short studies of particular colours as well as three short studies of the Colours of Foot. He is proud to live in London with his partner Mary as guests of the cats who allow them to share it.

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