The New Model Army: Agent of Revolution

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Yale University Press
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6.2 X 9.3 X 1.5 inches | 1.6 pounds

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About the Author
Formerly of York University, Ian Gentles is Distinguished Professor in History at Tyndale University, Toronto. An expert on the English Revolution, he is the author of The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms and Oliver Cromwell, among numerous other books and articles.
"Authoritative and incisive. . . . This is far from just a military history. Gentles, formerly of York University, deals briskly with the key battles and sieges that made, for better or worse, the New Model's reputation--Naseby, Dunbar, Colchester, Drogheda. . . . Gentles is fascinating too when writing about procurement."--Paul Lay, Times (UK)

"Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army won the decisive battles of the English civil war, overthrew the monarchy in 1649 and sustained the republic until its collapse in 1660. In this expanded version of a study published in 1992, Gentles shows why he is considered the leading authority on the army."--Tony Barber, Financial Times, "Best Summer Books of 2022: History"

"A thorough study. . . . The author's mastery of the relevant manuscript and printed primary sources and secondary works is exemplary."--Edward M. Furgol, Seventeenth-Century News

"Ian Gentles has long been the leading authority on the most important and influential army in English history: and this latest book proves that he still is!"--Ronald Hutton, author of The Making of Oliver Cromwell

"Gentles recovers the heart of revolutionary England in this indispensable and definitive landmark book. He masterfully charts the astonishing rise and successes of the New Model Army. Now, in this updated and fresh edition, he provides a view from the inside into the fears, failures, and wider aspirations of the army during its final and most elusive years."--Polly Ha, associate professor of the history of Christianity, Duke University

"Students of the English Revolution, for whom the first edition of The New Model Army has long been required reading, will be thrilled. . . . A tour de force which presents the New Model as a political phenomenon as well as a highly effective military force."--David Appleby, author of Black Bartholomew's Day

"This is an important and timely reworking of a classic study of the military wrecking ball of the English Revolution. Authoritative yet accessible, the lively narrative guides the reader through a complex and transformative period in the histories of England, Ireland, and Scotland. Henceforth, Gentles' account will be essential reading for those interested in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms."--Micheál Ó Siochrú, Trinity College Dublin, author of God's Executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the Conquest of Ireland