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The Eastern Association in the English Civil War

The Eastern Association in the English Civil War

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  • Date Published: September 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521042253

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  • The Eastern Association has an assured place in any history of the Civil War. Within the region, early in 1643, Oliver Cromwell and his 'Iron-sides' first rose to prominence; in 1644 the seven constituent countries raised the force which, at Marston Moor, tipped the military balance decisively against the king, and was to become the major component in the New Model Army in 1645. Using a wide selection of original national and local archival materials, Dr Holmes seeks to provide an explanation of the impressive performance of the Association in the war. He emphasizes the need to combine studies which have too often been regarded as autonomous fields of enquiry - of military organization, of central politics, of the local communities - to obtain a total perspective.

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    • Date Published: September 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521042253
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Abbreviations
    Introduction
    Part I. The Eastern Counties: Society, Religion and Politics in the Reign of Charles I:
    1. Social organization in East Anglia
    2. Religion and politics in the eastern counties
    Part II. The Creation of the Eastern Association: from the Outbreak of War to the Ordinance of 22 January 1644:
    3. The outbreak of the civil war in East Anglia, and the formation of the Eastern Association, June 1642–March 1643
    4. Local autonomy and military weakness: the Association under Lord Grey of Warke, January–July 1643
    5. Central politics and the seven counties: the legislative establishment of the Earl of Manchester's command, August 1643–January 1644
    Part III. The Hegemony of Cambridge: The Financial and Military Organization Established by the Earl of Manchester:
    6. The Cambridge Committee
    7. The Treasury
    8. The army of the Association
    Part IV. The Supersession of the Army of the Association:
    9. The politics of the Earl of Manchester's command, February–August 1644
    10. The triumph of Westminster: the creation of the New Model Army, August 1644–March 1645
    11. The Association in eclipse, 1645–8
    12. Conclusion
    Appendices
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Clive Holmes, Cornell University, New York

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