Friday, 30 November 2018

The Most Heavy Stroke: The Battle of Roundway Down 1643 (Century of the Soldier) by Chris Scott

The disastrous defeat for Parliament at Roundway Down near Devizes in Wiltshire which took place during the first Civil War is under the microscope in Dr Chris Scott's new work. What caused such a rout? Troop dispositions are examined to explain the catastrophe as well as tactics investigated to understand the defeat. Archaeological and topographical work is undertaken to learn the exact location of the battle with regards the local hills and ditches. Colour plates by Mark Allen show what the combatants looked like plus flags known. All in all a fascinating insight into this important battle and one that the Civil War community will welcome with open arms. 

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