Cavalier Capital

Cavalier Capital

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Cavalier Capital

Oxford in the English Civil War 1642–1646




Author:John Barratt
Language:English
Format:Hardcover
Dimensions:6" x 9"
Pages:176
Photos:58 b/w illustrations, 2 maps
Publisher:Helion and Company
ISBN:9781910294581
Item No. 9781910294581



"Cavalier Capital", the first detailed account of Oxford’s role as "Royalist capital" to appear for almost three-quarters of a century, examines all aspects of Oxford’s experience in the English Civil War. As well as the effects on the town and university, special emphasis is placed on the various aspects of the Royalist occupation, including its role as a major manufacturing center of munitions and armory. The King’s court and the operation of Royalist government and administration are examined, as are the organization and life of the soldiers of the garrison. Leading personalities are described, as well as the military campaigns which were focused on Oxford during the war. The final siege leading to the fall of Oxford is also described. The book makes full use of both contemporary and modern accounts, and research, and is copiously illustrated with contemporary and modern illustrations.