In the last few years there have been many studies of the New Model Army's campaigns, its origins, its politics and even its political beliefs. However there has been no full-length study of the military aspects of the New Model Army since that by C H Firth in the last years of the 19th Century!
Using up to date research the author looks at the military aspects of England's first standing Army. How it was organised, armed, uniformed and equipped; how it was drilled, organized and fought, what its flags looked like and who commanded it.
An invaluable guide for historians, reenactors and wargamers.
Stephen Ede-Borrett has had an enduring interest in the military history and the armies of the seventeenth century for as long as he can remember, an interest that led him to join the Sealed Knot at the age of fifteen. He first developed a specific interest in the Army of James II at the time of the tercentenary of the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1985 - an interest that has never abated. He is the author of Lostwithiel 1644 : The Campaign and the Battle, the first full-length study of the campaign, as well as numerous articles in The Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Arquebusier, and in many military history and wargames magazines on such varied subjects as the `Drums of James II's Army' and the `Colours of the Amsterdam Civic Guards in the 17th Century'; he has also edited new editions of the Letters of Neremiah Wharton, de Gomme's Account of the Storm of Bristol and the Iter Carolinum of Charles I. He is currently the Honorary Chairman of The Pike and Shot Society and a member of a number of historical societies and groups. His other major interests are movies, international cricket and superhero comics, oh and the cats that allow him and his partner Mary to share their home. He lives in what he considers to be the greatest city on the World - London. He says he isn't biased in that opinion.