The Battles of Newbury (Kindle)
Crossroads of the English Civil War
In 1643 and again in 1644 the forces of King Charles I and Parliament clashed at Newbury in a bloody fight. Each time the fate of the country hung in the balance. Chris Scott retells the story of these two complex and exciting pitched battles and provides a fascinating guided tour of the surviving battlefields. By skilful use of detailed maps and other illustrations, he sets out in a graphic and easily understood way the movements of the opposing armies and relates their actions to the Newbury landscape of the present day.