The triumph of the New Model Army
Publication Date: June 19, 2007
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Osprey's study of the pivotal battle of the English Civil War (1642-1651). In 1645 the fate of the British monarchy hung in the balance as the Royalist Army under King Charles I fought the Parliamentarian Army for control of the country. In this book Martin Marix Evans gives a vivid account of the pivotal battle of Naseby. He introduces the origins of the campaign and explores the strengths and weaknesses of the opposing armies, including the famous New Model Army. Dramatic and fast-paced first-hand accounts tell how the fighting unfolded on that fateful day. Featuring strategic maps and new information regarding the troops and battlefield, the author uses his unparalleled knowledge of the terrain, as well as archaeological evidence, to piece together a remarkable blow-by-blow account of the battle that lost the King his throne.
Martin Marix Evans studied at universities in the United States and Britain, and graduated in Law from the University of Cambridge before entering a career in publishing. He established his own firm of book packagers in 1989. He is the author of guides to the D-Day operations, Ypres and Operation Market Garden. His work for Osprey includes Passchendaele and the Battles of Ypres 1914-18. He represents the Naseby Battlefield site and is an active member of the Battlefields Trust. The author lives in Northamptonshire, UK.
"In all this makes a superb read of one of those moments in history that shaped the course of things to come. A book I'm sure you will thoroughly enjoy." -Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (July 2007)