Words like sumptuous and exhaustive come to mind. Sections on the clothing, campaigns, general history, weaponry - no stone is left unturned in presenting a comprehensive analysis of the Roundheads of the early Civil War. Pleasing maps and colour plates pepper the work as well as useful photos of the sites involved in the conflict.
Of particular interest to me is the disastrous Lostwithiel campaign in the West which saw the army surrendering and being disarmed and plundered by the local population.
Of course there is a chapter on the early life of Robert Devereux which then is followed by the Edgehill campaign. All the campaigns of the early Civil War are covered in great detail alongside the other luminaries of Essex's army.
In short if you have an interest of the Earl of Essex's army whether for local history, wargames or general interest this is the book to suit.