The English Civil War remains the most prolonged and traumatic example of internal violence in the history of the state. The Royalist War Effort, 1642-1646 shows the build up to the outbreak of the war, detailing how the war was fought, and how, ultimately, it was won and lost.
In his new introduction to this second edition, Ronald Hutton places his vivid account of the Royalist war effort into modern historical context, bringing the reader up-to-date with recent developments in the study of the English civil war. He analyses the influences which affected his own interpretation of events, ensuring that The Royalist War Effort, 1642-1646 remains the most informative and compelling account of the Royalist experience in the English civil war.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The achievement of civil war; Chapter 1 The emergence of the Cavaliers; Chapter 2 The King on the march; Chapter 3 After Edgehill; Part 2 The grandees; Introduction; Chapter 4 Herbert; Chapter 5 Capel; Chapter 6 Carbery; Chapter 7 Russell; Conclusion; Part 3 The Royalist war effort; Chapter 8 The machinery; Chapter 9 The task; Chapter 10 The Parliamentarian comparison; Part 4 The warlords; Chapter 11 Vavasour; Chapter 12 Maurice, Byron and Gerard; Chapter 13 Rupert; Part 5 Warlords and civilians; Chapter 14 After Marston Moor; Chapter 15 The Marcher Association and the Clubmen; Chapter 16 The resurgence of the warlords; Part 6 The failure of the Royalists; Chapter 17 After Naseby; Chapter 18 The last stand;
Ronald Hutton is professor of History at the University of Bristol.
'Interesting, entertaining, and thought-provoking one of the most significant and engaging works in the field.' - Journal of Military History