1st Edition

Atlas of the English Civil War

ISBN 9780367616700
Published October 28, 2020 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1985 the English Civil War is a subject which continues to excite enormous interest throughout the world. This atlas consists of over fifty maps illustrating all the major - and many of the minor - bloody campaigns and battles of the War, including the campaigns of Montrose, the battle of Edgehill and Langport.
Providing a complete introductory history to the turbulent period, it also includes maps giving essential background information; detailed accompanying explanations; a useful context to events.

Table of Contents

1. Scotland in 1639 – 1640 and the Bishops’ Wars 2. Flashpoints of Civil War in the Summer of 1642 3. 1642: Prelude to Edgehill 4. The Battle of Edgehill, 23 October 1642: Locality 5. The Battle of Edgehill, 23 October 1642: Field of Battle 6. 1642-1643: War in Yorkshire and the North-East 7. 1642-1643: War in Lancashire and the North-West 8. 1642-1643: War in the East and East Midlands 9. 1642-1643: War in the Centre 10. 1643-1643: War in the West 11 1643: Roundway Down and the Fall of Bristol 12. 1642-1643: War in Wales and the Borders 13. The Military Situation in Late 1643 14. War in the North: The Scottish Invasion, January to April 1644 15. 1644: War in Cheshire and the Relief of Newark 16. War in the North: Fighting in Yorkshire, January to April 1644 17. 1643-1644: The Fight Against Essex and Waller 18. The Battle of Cheriton, 29 March 1644: Locality 19. The Battle of Cheriton, 29 March 1644: Field of Battle 20. 1644: The Campaigns of the Oxford Army, to July 21. 1644: The Siege of York and War in the North-East 22. 1644: Rupert’s Relief March to York 23. The Battle of Marston Moor, 2 July 1644: Locality 24. The Battle of Marston Moor, 2 July 1644: Field of Battle 25. 1644: The Campaign to Lostwithiel, July to September 26. Events Leading to the Second Battle of Newbury 27. The Second Battle of Newbury, 27 October 1644: Locality 28. The Second Battle of Newbury, 27 October 1644: Field of Battle 29. The Military Situation in Late 1644 30. Developments in Early 1645 31. The Campaigns of the Marquess of Montrose 1644 – 1645: The War in the North 33. 1645: The Naseby Campaign 34. The Battle of Naseby, 14 June 1645: Locality 35. The Battle of Naseby, 14 June 1645 Field of Battle 36. 1645: War in the West and the Battle of Langport 37. 1644-1645: The Risings of the Clubmen 38. The Fall of Bristol and the Marches of the King 39. The End of the War: The Battle of Torrington, 16 February 1646 40. The King, the Scots and the Discontented Army 41. 1648: The Second Civil War: Royaltists and Ex-parliamentarians 42. 1648: The Second Civil War: The Royalists and the Scots , Pride’s Purge and the King’s Execution 43. 1641-1649: Civil War in Ireland 44. 1649-1650: Cromwell in Ireland 45. The Rump Parliament and Interregnum Government 46. 1650-1651: The Outbreak of the Third Civil War 47. 1650: The Dunbar Campaign 48. The Battle of Dunbar, 3 September 1650 and its Aftermath 49. 1651: The Worcester Campaign 50. The Battle of Worcester, 3 September 1651: Locality 51. The Battle of Worcester, 3 September 1651: Field of Battle 52. The Flight of Charles II After Worcester 53. Royalist Conspiracy and the Risings of 1655 54. The Rule of the Major Generals 55. 1659: Sir George Booth’s Rising 56. 1660: George Monck’s March South and the Restoration of Charles II

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P. R. Newman was a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.


'Required reading for anyone interested in the story of this war ... a really excellent work' - Ronald Hutton, University of Bristol

'An enormous amount of shrewd comment ... an excellent account of the features of the English landscape which helped or hindered the movement of armies ... skillfully outlines the realities of war in this period ... an invaluable addition to the literature.' - Anthony Fletcher, The Journal for Post-Medieval Archaeology

'There was a real need for an atlas such as this ... an interesting and well informed account of how the forces on both sides were raised and of the sort of men who led them ... expert and lucid.' - Austin Woolrych, History