Ironsides : English Cavalry 1588-1688 Paperback
by John Tincey
Illustrated by Graham Turner
Part of the Warrior S. series
Many types of cavalryman are established in the imagination of the British public, but the Ironside retains his place as symbolic of the one occasion when the army took an active role in British politics.
One reason is that he represents a unique period when ordinary people displaced the established order to take political control into their own hands.
In the 19th century a rash of historical publications, paintings and statues with a civil war theme reflected the political divisions of Victorian society and Royalist and Parliamentarian causes were argued over again, reflecting the subtext of contemporary political struggles.
This book attempts to take a wider view of the Ironside as a warrior who evolved from the experiments of the 16th and early 17th centuries to combine firepower with the armoured cavalryman.
It reflects his wider service in the Royalist as well as the Parliamentarian armies and beyond the civil wars.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 64 pages, 54 b&w and 10 colour illustrations, index
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 20/03/2002
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781841762135