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General Monck: for King & Cromwell

General Monck: for King & Cromwell

By Peter Reese

Hardback | ISBN 9781844157570

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General George Monck is famous for the key role he played in the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 - his actions changed the course of British history. But his statesmanship in the dangerous time between the death of Cromwell and the bloddless return of Charles II distravts attention from his extraordinary career as a soldier and general, admiral, governor and administrator. During the confused, often bloody, era of the English Civil Wars and the Portectorate he was one of the great survivors. Peter Reese, in this perceptive new study, follows Monck through his long, varied career, from his impoverished upbringing in the West Country and his military apprenticeship on the Continent, to his experience as a commander on both sides during the civil wars. He distinguished himself on the battlefields of Ireland and Scotland, and as a general-at-sea for both Cromwell and Charles II. AUTHOR Peter Reese is well known as a military historian with a particular interest in Scottish military history. He concentrated on war-related studies whilst a student at King's College London and served in the army for twenty-nine years. His other books include a biography of William Wallace and a study of the Battle of Bannockburn. He lives in Aldershot. 60 illustrations


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781844157570
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Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Width (mm): 156
Height (mm): 234
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