Cromwell's War Machine: The New Model Army, 1645-1660

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Pen & Sword Military, 2005 - History - 274 pages
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The New Model Army was one of the best-known and most effective armies ever raised in England. Oliver Cromwell was both its greatest battlefield commander and the political leader whose position depended on its support. In this meticulously researched and accessible new study, Keith Roberts describes how Cromwell's army was recruited, inspired, organized, trained and equipped. He also sets its strategic and tactical operation in the context of the theory and practice of warfare in seventeenth-century Europe.


"...a great book to answer the question "What was it like to be in England's New Model Army?"...a good resource for those with mid-seventeeth century English military connections."FGS Forum, 7/2008

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User Review  - woofgrrr - LibraryThing

A superb overview of military aspects of the New Model Army in particular and armies in the English civil war in general. Unfairly, in my view, the book has had far less attention than it deserves. Read full review


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