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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

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

Distinguished Civil War historian David J. Appleby has uncovered the story of this massacre and subsequent cover-up.

Battles, Civil War Petitions Project, Coming soon, Interviews, Military History

While accounts frequently focus on the large set-piece battles, much, if not most of the conflict was fought by regional or local forces in raids, skirmishes and sieges of strongpoints.

Battles, Civil War Petitions Project, Coming soon, Interviews, Military History

By 1644, the Civil War was entering its third year.

Battles, Coming soon, Interviews, Military History, Oliver Cromwell

Between 1643 and 1645, Basing House in Hampshire – which once rivalled Hampton Court in size and opulence – was besieged by Parliament’s forces.

Battles, Books, Education, Interviews, Teachers

The battle of Naseby finally destroyed the field army of the King and in two hours changed the history not only of Britain, but every modern democracy.

1645, Battles, Civil War Petitions Project, Interviews, Military Medicine