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The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1639–51 by Colonel Nick Lipscombe

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'The English Civil War is a joy to behold, a thing of beauty... this will be the civil war atlas against which all others will judged and the battle maps in particular will quickly become the benchmark for all future civil war maps.' -- Professor Martyn Bennett, Department of History, Languages and Global Studies, Nottingham Trent University The English Civil Wars (1638-51) comprised the deadliest conflict ever fought on British soil, in which brother took up arms against brother, father fought against son, and towns, cities and villages fortified themselves in the cause of Royalists or Parliamentarians. Although much historical attention has focused on the events in England and the key battles of Edgehill, Marston Moor and Naseby, this was a conflict that engulfed the entirety of the Three Kingdoms and led to a trial and execution that profoundly shaped the British monarchy and Parliament. This beautifully presented atlas tells the whole story of Britain's revolutionary civil war, from the earliest skirmishes of the Bishops' Wars in 1639-40 through to 1651, when Charles II's defeat at Worcester crushed the Royalist cause, leading to a decade of Stuart exile. Each map is supported by a detailed text, providing a complete explanation of the complex and fluctuating conflict that ultimately meant that the Crown would always be answerable to Parliament.

A lavishly presented atlas of the English Civil Wars, the conflicts that ravaged the countryside of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland from 1638 to 1651.

About the Author
Colonel Nicolas (Nick) Lipscombe MSc FRHistS served for 34 years in the British Army. He is an accomplished historian, author and lecturer. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2016. His works include the award-winning Peninsular War Atlas and Concise History, Wellington's Guns, Wellington Invades France, the official Waterloo 200 Bicentenary compendium, Wellington's Eastern Front and most recently, The English Civil War: An Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1639-51. He is a tutor at the University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education and an active member of numerous historical societies. He lives in Oxford.

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This superb work provides a visually stunning guide to Britain's civil wars from the opening Bishops' War to the rule of Cromwell's major generals. Based on the latest historical and archaeological research, the 156 detailed maps show not only the better known large battles and sieges, but also numerous smaller engagements and key political events. Essential for comprehending the full extent of the war and for understanding it conduct and outcome. * Professor Peter Wilson, Chichele Professor of the History of War, University of Oxford *
There has long been a need for a good atlas of the English Civil War, and Nick Lipscombe, who has already fully met the need for one for the Peninsular War, now does so again. Effective and clear maps are ably combined with a text that reflects Lipscombe's understanding of weapons characteristics, the complexity of battle, and the nuances of command. An important work that deserves wide attention. * Professor Jeremy Black, author of World War Two in 100 Maps *
Nick Lipscombe's The English Civil War is a joy to behold a thing of beauty, but much more than that book is clearly of no small importance. I am convinced that this will be the first port of call for all enthusiasts and scholars looking for a cartographic interpretation of the civil wars. This will be the civil war atlas against which all others will judged and the battle maps in particular will quickly become the benchmark for all future civil war maps. * Professor Martyn Bennett, Department of History, Languages and Global Studies, Nottingham Trent University *
Without doubt one of the most foremost reference sources on the Civil Wars available today. * Tim Williamson, History of War *
An absolutely essential volume for anyone interested in the period. -- Duncan Evans * The Armourer *
The Atlas is an excellent work, which is a must for anyone who has any interest in the War of the Tree Kingdoms. -- Chris May * Battlefield *
...An expert commentary and analysis, by a good historian linked into the Battlefields Trust. Highly recommended. * Miniature Wargames *
This is a wonderful volume, hugely impressive in its breadth and depth, very attractive in its cartography and presentation, which makes a weighty contribution to the history of the civil war in every sense. -- Professor Peter Gaunt * University of Chester for The Protector's Pen *



Book Information
ISBN 9781472829726
Author Colonel Nick Lipscombe
Format Hardback
Page Count 368
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Weight(grams) 2220g

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