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Marston Moor 1644

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This work shows that the entry into the English Civil War of the Scots on the side of Parliament radically changed the balance of power in the North of England. The Royalists were forced onto the defensive and the Marquis of Newcastle found his army besieged in York. Prince Rupert proposed a bold plan to relieve York. He succeeded beyond all measure and entered York. Rupert then decided to march out to attack his enemies. After a desperately hard-fought battle the Royalist army broke. The loss of the North had decisively tilted the balance of military power in favour of Parliament.

John Tincey is the author of Campaign 82 Edgehill 1642, Elite 27: Soldiers of the English Civil War (2): Cavalry and Men-at-Arms 267: The British Army 1660-1704. He has also published works on the Battle of Sedgemoor and edited the drill book The Young Horse-man by John Vernon. His TV and video appearances include documentaries on the Armada, Borodino and Waterloo. Keith Roberts was born in 1955 and was educated at Highgate School. He graduated in History from Leicester University in 1977 and is currently employed by one of the major clearing banks. He is a military analyst and lecturer on the theory and practice of war in Europe and England between 1590 and 1660 and has published widely in this field. His previous work for Osprey includes Elite 25: Soldiers of the English Civil War (1) Infantry. Graham Turner is a leading artist for Osprey, specialising in the medieval period. Those titles he has already illustrated include Campaign 82: Edgehill 1642, Men-at-Arms 310: German Medieval Armies 1000-1300, Men-at-Arms 317: Henry V and the Conquest of France 1416-53, Men-at-Arms 320: Armies of the Caliphates 862-1098 and Warrior 20: British Redcoat (2) 1793-1815.

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