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Featured battle : Skirmish at Babylon Hill

Part of The Civil Wars of the Three Kingdoms

Date : 07 September 1642

A small tactical success for the Royalist army of the West under the Marquis of Hertford

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Battle of Lansdown Hill, Waller's first position

Battle of Lansdown Hill, Waller's first position

A view of the hill itself from the track (now a road) in the vale between Lansdown Hill and Freezing Hill where the Royalists initially formed up. The woods to the right and left of the crest of the hill were there at the time, and Waller formed a defensive position between them. It;s not difficult to see why Hopton initially chose not to assult it.

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

Cromwell's War Machine. The New Model Army 1645-1660

Keith Roberts
Cromwell's War Machine describes the tactics and organization of the armies of the English Civil war within a context. That context was the Eurpoean military scene varied experience of which was brought into this country by Officers and men who had fought as mercenaries in the various European wars. The reader gains an understanding not only of what but more fundamentally why things were as they were. Only one chapter is given over to the campaigns of the New Model army, which is the sole subject of many other works. The prose is lucid and flowing and the extensive footnotes [nearly five hundred] do not impinge upon the text. Highly recommended.
Pen & Sword Military, 2005

Reviewed : 2013-01-22 00:00:00