Between December 1642 and July 1644 two armies fought for control of Yorkshire. One was commanded by Lord Fairfax, for Parliament, and the other by the Earl of Newcastle, for King Charles I. Rearguard actions, sieges, skirmishes, retreats and large-scale setpiece battles punctuated the course of the Civil War in Yorkshire. David Cooke's account of this bloody and disruptive phase in Yorkshire's history offers a graphic description of the actions themselves and takes the reader on a tour of the battlefields and other sites associated with the clashes of centuries ago.
David Cooke is a military historian, author and battlefield guide, and he has always been a keen student of Yorkshire's history. His previous publications include The Forgotten Battle: The Battle of Adwalton Moor, Northern Thunder: The Battle of Marston Moor, Seven Feet of Earth: The Battle of Stamford Bridge, The Civil War in Yorkshire: Newcastle versus Fairfax, Kampfgruppe Peiper - Race for the Meuse, Battlefield Yorkshire and The Road to Marston Moor.