The English Revolution: the world turned upside down – part twelve

With the Parliamentarians in a favourable position at the outbreak of the Civil War, thousands of men enlisted to fight on their side. The Royalists, relying on the less economically developed regions, were dependent on superior cavalry and a stubborn unwillingness to surrender. The stage was set for a collosal engagement between the two sides, which put a stop to any hope of compromise.

Source: The English Revolution: the world turned upside down – part twelve

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