fighting away from home than on their own doorsteps. Thereafter London and its suburbs provided brigades of infantry for service with the armies of the Earl of Essex, Sir William Waller and Richard Browne. This assistance was critically important, as in 1643 and 1644 the southern Parliamentary armies lacked enough infantry to take the field without brigades of City infantry. With the creation of the New Model Army their support was no longer so necessary, and no new brigades marched out of the City.

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