1 Background to the War 2 How the Civil War was won: Losing Sight of the Basics 3 The Opening Campaigns: June 1642 to May 1643 4 The Royalist Offensives: May 1643 to April 1644 5 The Counter-Attack: May 1644 to April 1645 6 The War's End: May 1645 to March 1646 7 The Battlefield 8 Epilogue - 1647 9 Conclusion
The 1640s were a long decade of bloodshed and civil war, Royalists versus Republicans, brother against brother. In 1649 England executed its King. It was not a foregone conclusion. Why did Parliament win and how was the King defeated?
A Military History of the English Civil War is the first book to give a blow by blow account of the campaigns and progress of war in order to show just why the war ended as it did and how Charles ended up on the scaffold. For readers interested in Military History.
Malcolm Wanklyn Is Emeritus Professor of Regional History at the University of Wolverhampton
Frank Jones teaches War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton
"A fascinating battle-by-battle account of the war between Cavaliers and Roundheads...A superbly researched volume. " "- Nottingham Evening Post"