By Stuart Reid

Osprey's research of the main well-known conflict of the 3rd English Civil conflict (1649-1651). Having already allied together with his father, the Scots' recognition of Charles II as king in 1649 brought on deep suspicion in England. In July 1650, Oliver Cromwell led a strong strength around the Scottish border to take away the matter. for 6 weeks Cromwell waged a complicated crusade opposed to a Scots enemy that refused to fulfill him in conflict. by way of the start of September Cromwell's military, poorly provided, exhausted and ravaged via ailment, used to be it sounds as if trapped at Dunbar by way of a strong Scots military. On three September he gained his maximum army victory simply outdoor town, yet during this ebook Stuart Reid means that his triumph may possibly actually have began as a breakout attempt.

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