'He would not meddle against Newark...' Cromwell's strategic vision 1643-1644

Bennett, M. ORCID: 0000-0003-3499-9679, 2019. 'He would not meddle against Newark...' Cromwell's strategic vision 1643-1644. British Journal for Military History, 5 (1), pp. 3-23. ISSN 2057-0422

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Cromwell with some justification is identified with East Anglia and this is often true of his early military career. However, his earliest campaigns were often focused on the area west of the Eastern Association counties and in particular they centred on the royalist garrison at Newark. This heavily defended town dominated several important communications arteries which Cromwell saw capturing the town as crucial to winning the war, at least in the region. Cromwell's ruthless pursuit of his goal led him to criticize and even attack his superiors who did not see things his way. This article explores Cromwell's developing strategic sense in the initial two years of the first civil war.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: British Journal for Military History
Creators: Bennett, M.
Publisher: British Journal for Military History
Date: 2019
Volume: 5
Number: 1
ISSN: 2057-0422
Rights: Copyright © 2019, British Journal for Military History. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 27 Apr 2018 13:06
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2020 11:08
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33373

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