Atlas of the English Civil War by P. R. Newman

By P. R. Newman

The English Civil warfare is a topic which maintains to excite huge, immense curiosity through the global. This atlas includes over fifty maps illustrating the entire significant - and lots of of the minor - bloody campaigns and battles of the conflict, together with the campaigns of Montrose, the conflict of Edgehill and Langport. supplying a whole introductory background to the turbulent interval, it is usually: * maps giving crucial heritage info * special accompanying motives * an invaluable context to occasions.

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Hopton’s opponent was again to be Waller, commander of a new parliamentarian association of the south-eastern counties. Waller moved first, on 7 November, from his base at Farnham, but was wary of encountering Hopton and instead laid siege to Basing House. Mutiny within his ranks broke the siege up with nothing gained and some losses. He fell back on Farnham. Hopton, reinforced from Oxford and the West Country, detached forces to blockade Portsmouth, Southampton and Poole, and at the end of November advanced against Farnham.

The marquess of Newcastle fell back on Durham with his cavalry and was reinforced from Yorkshire, apparently intending to try to force Leven to a pitched battle. Between 6 and 8 March the armies manoeuvred around the Boldon Hills following a royalist advance on Sunderland, but Leven kept his distance and bad weather hampered the royalist cavalry, as did lack of fodder for the horses. The royalist army fell back on Durham, Leven appeared to follow, then retired on Sunderland. On 20 March, the Scots raided Chester le Street, stinging the royalists into a second advance on Sunderland culminating in the indecisive engagement at Hilton on 23 March.

On 13 May the royalists destroyed three parliamentarian cavalry troops at Belton, and then turned to face the main army close to Grantham itself. After a brief exchange of fire, Cromwell charged the royalist horse and seems to have driven them from the field, but his own casualties may well have been heavy, leading to abandonment of the Newark march. The risk of a southward march by Newcastle remained unabated, however, and by late May 1643 the parliamentary troops began to gather in strength around Nottingham.

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