Scots Armies of the English Civil Wars

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Scots Armies of the English Civil Wars

By Stuart Reid; Graham Turner (Illustrator)

Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781855328365, 48pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2010

In the summer of 1642 the First Civil War between king and parliament had broken out in England. Initially both sides were confident of victory, but after the first campaigns ended in stalemate they began looking for allies. The meddling of the Stuart Kings with Scotland's religious traditions provoked the National Covenant, and later the Solemn League and Covenant. Yet many Scots continued to support the King, and after his execution, his exiled son.This fine text by Stuart Reid examines the Scots armies who fought in the English Civil Wars (1642-1651), and features numerous illustrations and photographs, including full page colour plates by Graham Turner.

About the Author
Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is married with two sons. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier and his main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries. This interest stems from having ancestors who served in the British Army and the East India Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. His books for Osprey include the highly acclaimed titles about King George's Army 1740-93 (Men-at-Arms 285, 289 and 292), and the British Redcoat 1740-1815 (Warrior 19 and 20).

Graham Turner has led Anglican churches in the UK for over thirty years. The majority of these have been in multicultural urban communities. Through social businesses and other creative approaches he has strived to overcome injustice in all its forms while also exploring a range of Christian spiritualities to help deepen his faith and the faith of others. Before studying theology for the ordained ministry, he served an engineering apprenticeship and obtained an honours degree in electronic engineering. In 2015 he moved on from parish ministry to become a full-time chaplain at a prison in the north of England.