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Would fain have delivered himself from me'. Unlike Cromwell. I re ton allowed himself to become involved in the fighting rather than staying back with the reserve. When the critical moment came and his own forces were routed, Cromwell was in a position to counterattack and Ireton was not. Theorists did not have a great deal to say about the dragoon. Since he did not figlu on horseback there was no need for complicated evolutions to bring him into the correct battle formation. When he dismounted...

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A spanner for setting the mechanism of a wheellock pistol. Cruso describe* it thus 'For the more speedy lading of the pi toll, and avoiding (hr Iroublr of carrying either Hanqur or touchbox, there is a late invented fashion of spanner or key, which contains six charges of powder.' (National Army Museum) be ready to receive the charge of the Enemy in the Reare the use of Wheelings is to bring the Front which commonly consists of best and ablest men to receive the Charge of the Enemy on either...

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Markham's dragoon armed with a 16 in. barrel firelock would have been at a great disadvantage against a musketeer armed with a full-size musket. By 1644 George Monk, writing his Observations upw Military and Political Affairs as a prisoner in the Tower of London, described the offensive arms of the dragoon as *A musquet, or a good Snapancc to a Musquet Barrel the which I bold much better for Dragoon-Service, being upon occasion they may be able to make use of their Snapanccs on Horse-back, and...

Isbn 0850459400

Broken Medieval Lancer

Printed through Book builders Ltd, Hong Kong This book examines how the soldiers of 1642 expected to light the Civil Wars and how experience changed their ideas. The work of theorists who wrote before, during and after he war has been studied, along with the experiences of those who fought in the wars. Unfortunately, few 17th century soldiers wrote memoirs, and those who did sought only to defend or advertise their own actions. Despite new research, many books still reproduce Victorian...