In this reissue of the second edition of The Royalist War Effort, 1642-1646 Ronald Hutton places his vivid account of the Royalist War effort in modern historical context, bringing the reader up to date with recent developments in the study of the English Civil War.
He analyzes 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.
'Still by far the best study of precisely the subject described by the title - the war effort … there is not a better account of the way armies were mobilised and deployed, or the interface of Royalist administrative history and military history or of the internal politics of the royalist party and its military consequences.' - John Morrill, University of Cambridge
'Hutton's subject is the area which gave Charles I his most valuable support to that task he brings a thrilling intelligence, a powerful imagination and a bracing, epigrammatic prose.' - London Review of Books