Philip Skippon and the British Civil Wars: The "Christian Centurion"

1st Edition

Ismini Pells

Routledge
April 6, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 328 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367460105 - CAT# K463257
Series: Warfare, Society and Culture

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Summary

Philip Skippon was the third-most senior general in parliament’s New Model Army during the British Civil Wars. A veteran of European Protestant armies during the period of the Thirty Years’ War and long-serving commander of the London Trained Bands, no other high-ranking parliamentarian enjoyed such a long military career as Skippon. He was an author of religious books, an MP and a senior political figure in the republican and Cromwellian regimes. This is the first book to examine Skippon’s career, which is used to shed new light on historical debates surrounding the Civil Wars and understand how military events of this period impacted upon broader political, social and cultural themes.

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