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More Like Lions than Men

Sir William Brereton and the Cheshire Army of Parliament, 1642-46

More Like Lions than Men : Sir William Brereton and the Cheshire Army of Parliament, 1642-46

Series : Century of the Soldier 1618-1721

Author : Andrew Abram

Paperback Helion & Company 248mm x 180mm 392 pages 32 b/w ills, 6 maps, 7pp colour plates

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While some military historians of the English Civil Wars continue to focus on the national conflict and major campaigns, and assert that the considerations of counties and regions was little more than a disconnected series of petty local struggles, several new interpretations about the nature and effectiveness of local forces have challenged this notion. This book describes the parliamentarian armed forces in Cheshire commanded by Sir William Brereton in detail. Focusingon the military operations,organisation, leadership, pay and equipping of this army, it explores itscontribution to the wider regional context. In doing so it utilizes a range of primary sources, many of which have neither been studied before, nor published. Although an overview of the broad military campaigns, and the regional and more widespread strategy of the conflict are provided, the author concentrates on the leadership, context and nature of the regiments under the command of Brereton and his officers, whilst casting light upon the composition, supply, clothing, financing and effectiveness of what would rapidly become a seasoned and important fighting force, albeit mainly on a regional stage. The book enhances our knowledge of the Parliamentary war effort and civil-war forces in the northwest and beyond, whilst locating the Cheshire army in its wider military and strategic context. Several new interpretations about the nature and effectiveness of local forces, as well as how the parliamentarian soldiers in Cheshire were recruited, trained, led, paid, fed, equipped and clothed, are extensively scrutinized.

Additional Information

Publisher
Helion & Company
ISBN
9781913118822
Date of Publication
January 2020
Binding
Paperback
Book Size
248mm x 180mm
Pages
392 pages
Images
32 b/w ills, 6 maps, 7pp colour plates
Language
English text
Helion Book Code
HEL1209
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