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Good Reads?

Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:05 pm

Anyone have a list of good reads for the English Civil War?

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Re: Good Reads?

Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:48 am

For a general study, it's hard to beat The King's War 1641-1647 by CV Wedgwood. It's dated, 1st published in 1958, but very readable and still one or the best overall histories.

For a study in depth of the 1st big battle, try Edgehill 1642, by Peter Young.

For military history: try J Adair, By the Sword Divided (1997) and M Ashley, The English Civil War (1990.)

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Re: Good Reads?

Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:06 pm

Also "Cavaliers and Roundheads" by Christopher Hibbert
"Marston Moor 1644" by Peter Young

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Re: Good Reads?

Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:00 pm

Thanks ... now I have to read them!

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Re: Good Reads?

Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:34 am

A good place to start is to find a uni online source packet, with the required reading material, Keele university in tyhe uk for example, or a mil college tha tcovers the time period your interested in. Carl, combined arms research library in the usa,for instance will have master thesis that cover the ecw, along with much other interesting stuff, online for free downloads.

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Re: Good Reads?

Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:18 am

Osprey Publications has a short introduction to the war, The English Civil Wars 1642–1651 by Peter Gaunt.

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Re: Good Reads?

Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:37 pm

Just finishing up, A Military History of the English Civil War by Wanklyn and Jones, 2005.

A clear and concise account; I'd suggest moving this one up to the top of your reading list.

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