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 :
July 2019
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Series :
Century of the Soldier
Illustration :
16 colour 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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Stephen Ede-Borrett has had an enduring interest in the military history and the armies of the seventeenth century for as long as he can remember, an interest that led him to join the Sealed Knot at the age of fifteen. He first developed a specific interest in the Army of James II at the time of the tercentenary of the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1985 - an interest that has never abated. He is the author of Lostwithiel 1644 : The Campaign and the Battle, the first full-length study of the campaign, as well as numerous articles in The Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Arquebusier, and in many military history and wargames magazines on such varied subjects as the ‘Drums of James II’s Army’ and the ‘Colours of the Amsterdam Civic Guards in the 17th Century’; he has also edited new editions of the Letters of Neremiah Wharton, de Gomme’s Account of the Storm of Bristol and the Iter Carolinum of Charles I. He is currently the Honorary Chairman of The Pike and Shot Society and a member of a number of historical societies and groups. His other major interests are movies, international cricket and superhero comics, oh and the cats that allow him and his partner Mary to share their home. He lives in what he considers to be the greatest city on the World – London. He says he isn’t biased in that opinion.

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