The Men Who Fought the British Civil Wars

In this series leading historians of the civil wars in Britain and Ireland look beyond the famous generals to explore he lives of the men who fought in the ranks and who were drawn from every corner of the three kingdoms.

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In this Series

Napoleon Bonaparte famously said “Soldiers generally win battles, generals get credit for them”.  This is certainly true of many of the histories of the British Civil Wars.

Battles, Interviews, Military History, Series

Ask who was the Parliamentary general who created the New Model Army was and the most likely answer will be “Oliver Cromwell”. But in fact, it was Sir Thomas Fairfax.

Battles, Interviews, Military History

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Martyn Bennett

B.A. Ph.D. F.R. Hist. S. Nottingham Trent University Historian

ACADEMIC CAREER Professor Bennett is an authority on Early Modern Britain and Ireland and has authored and edited three books on Oliver Cromwell. He was born in Bridlington and went to the Joseph Rowntree School, New Earswick, York, before going to Loughborough University to read Modern History. He has had a thirty-two year career at…

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Andrew Hopper

Andrew Hopper

Professor of Local and Social History

Andrew Hopper is Professor of Local and Social History in the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Kellogg College. He is a specialist on early modern British history. He graduated from the University of York in 1993, before returning to complete a MA and doctoral thesis on the…

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