The English Civil War of 1642-6 was one of the most formative periods of British history. This book, originally published in 1974, was one of the first to explore in depth the situation of the common soldier – how he was trained, clothed, equipped , fed and paid; how he amused himself, was disciplined and cared for medically. As well as discussing aspects such as uniforms, pensions and the drill & establishment for artillery, cavalry, pike and musketeers, a typical Civil War battle is dissected into 7 phases, exploring the part played by both officers and men.
Foreword. Chronology. 1. Raising the Army 2. Equipping the Men 3. On the March 4. Oxforde – Court, Fortress and Headquarters 5. Discipline 6. Training and Ceremonial 7. Food and Drink 8. Some Notable Characters 9. Modus Operandi 10.The Day of Battle 11. After the Fight 12. Besiedged 13. Aftermath. Bibliography. Appendix: Lawes and Ordinances of Warre (1642). Index.