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CJfieQiglish Qivil mirzAniiies
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
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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