A Military History of the English Civil War: 1642-1646 by Malcolm Wanklyn

By Malcolm Wanklyn

An army heritage of the English Civil battle examines how the civil battle was once received, who fought for whom, and why it ended. With a simple kind and transparent chronology that permits readers to make their very own decisions and pursue their very own pursuits additional, this unique historical past presents an intensive critique of the explanations which have been pointed out for Parliament's victory and the King's defeat in 1645/46. It discusses the strategic thoughts of the Parliamentary and Royalist commanders and councils of warfare and analyses the selections they made, arguing that the King's defective command constitution was once extra chargeable for his defeat than Sir Thomas Fairfax's strategic aptitude. It additionally argues that the way in which that assets have been used, instead of the assets themselves, clarify why the conflict ended whilst it did.

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By Malcolm Wanklyn

An army heritage of the English Civil battle examines how the civil battle was once received, who fought for whom, and why it ended. With a simple kind and transparent chronology that permits readers to make their very own decisions and pursue their very own pursuits additional, this unique historical past presents an intensive critique of the explanations which have been pointed out for Parliament's victory and the King's defeat in 1645/46. It discusses the strategic thoughts of the Parliamentary and Royalist commanders and councils of warfare and analyses the selections they made, arguing that the King's defective command constitution was once extra chargeable for his defeat than Sir Thomas Fairfax's strategic aptitude. It additionally argues that the way in which that assets have been used, instead of the assets themselves, clarify why the conflict ended whilst it did.

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As a result, it was only intermittently successful in blocking communications with Ireland and was singularly unsuccessful in preventing troops leaving there to reinforce the Royalist war effort in the northwest and the southwest of England between November 1643 and January 1644. It failed to intercept Queen Henrietta Maria either when she set out from the Continent for the north of England in January 1643 or when she returned there from Falmouth in June 1644. If she had fallen into Parliament’s hands on either occasion, Charles would have been under intolerable pressure to sue for peace, as the charge of complicity in the Irish uprising still hung over her head.

Prince Maurice of Nassau, the Dutch generalissimo, came to the conclusion that his army needed to break from orthodox, but in its case unsuccessful, battlefield practice if it was to defeat its superbly trained and equipped Spanish opponents. Between 1590 and his death in 1625, Maurice, assisted by his brothers, completely reorganized the way in which the Dutch army fought. They also provided, through their published treatises and drill books, a model of infantry and cavalry tactics that was to have a significant effect on other European armies.

29 Roy, ‘English Civil War’. 30 See below Chapters XV, XVII. ’, 142–4; Hutton, The Royalist War Effort, 173–4; Stoyle, ‘Grenville’s creatures’, 28. 32 Admittedly, if garrison troops are added to troops in the field, Parliament enjoyed a very considerable superiority over the king in terms of numbers, but Fairfax made no attempt to exploit that resource in the 1645 campaign. He would have learned from his experience of the battle of Marston Moor that large armies had their weaknesses, particularly if they were filled up with troops with little or no experience of the battlefield.

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