The New Model Army was one of the best-known and most effective armies ever raised in England. Oliver Cromwell was both its greatest battlefield commander and the political leader whose position depended on its support. In this meticulously researched and accessible new study, Keith Roberts describes how Cromwell's army was recruited, inspired, organized, trained and equipped. He also sets its strategic and tactical operation in the context of the theory and practice of warfare in seventeenth-century Europe.
Keith Roberts is one of the leading historians of the English Civil Wars, and he is an expert on the military organization and tactics of the time. His previous publications include Soldiers of the English War: Infantry, Edgehill 1642 (with John Tincey), Matchlock Musketeer 1588-1688, and First Newbury 1643.