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The English Civil Wars, 1642-1651 (Essential Histories #58)

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The period 1642-1651, one of the most turbulent in the history of mainland Britian, saw the country torn by civil wars. Focusing on the English and Welsh wars this book examines the causes, course and consequences of the conflicts. While offering a concise military account that assesses the wars in their national, regional and local contexts, Dr Gaunt provides a full appra ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 20th 2003 by Osprey (first published February 22nd 2000)
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Jun 05, 2013 Stephen Fleet rated it really liked it
As per essential histories have delivered.
A great place to start when entering the world of the English Civil Wars.
This book follows the same format that other essential history books follow and is always the place I start my research.
An excellent overview of a very complicated subject, detailing not only milestones of the period and particular tactics and weaponry used; but also bringing the lives of soldiers and everyday folk to the fore.
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to enha
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Educated at the Universities of Lampeter and Exeter, Gaunt has since held academic posts at a number of universities in England, Wales, and New Zealand.

A specialist in mid-17th-century Britain, he has published widely on military, political, and constitutional aspects of the 1640s and 1650s. He is also Chairman of the Cromwell Association.
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