Previous studies of the Royalist high command have concentrated largely upon a handful of notable individuals such as King Charles himself and Prince Rupert. In this ground-breaking study, John Barratt re-examines these key figures, but he also explores the careers and characters of some of the lesser-known, but equally able Royalist officers. These men played decisive roles in the war, but hitherto they have received little attention.
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Chapter One All the Kings Generals
Chapter Two Charles I and Lord Forth
Chapter Three Prince Rupert
Chapter Four Jacob Lord Astley
Chapter Five Prince Maurice
Chapter Six Ralph Lord Hopton
Chapter Seven George Lord Goring
Chapter Eight John Lord Byron
Chapter Nine Sir Richard Grenville
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