The English Civil

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Introduction

Tlic period covered in this book begins witli the outbreak of the First Civil War in 1642 and ends with the Restoration of King Charles II in 1660. Although Scots armies intervened in the struggle between King and Parliament, it is the English armies of the day which are discussed in these pages. Even though, as time went by, the Cavalier and Parliamentarian armies developed their own distinctive character, in matters of organization and uniform they differed but little, and for this reason it is not inappropriate to deal with them both in a single volume.

The general history of the war has been dealt with by such modern authorities as S. R. Gardiner, Sir Charles Firth and C. V. Wedgwood, and its

English Civil War Uniforms
A musketeer of 1642, from the title-page of a pamphlet in the British Museum, wearing a plumed steel morion and riding-boots. He is, perhaps, a gentleman of the Honourable Artillery Company. Musketeers would normally wear shoes

military history by the late Lieutenant-Colonel A. H. Burne, D.S.O. For this reason there is no attempt here to give a detailed chronicle of the events of the war. However, a brief chronology may serve to remind readers of the main events.

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