After nearly three years of bitter fighting, King Charles I had not won a decisive military advantage. But that would change dramatically in the spring of 1645.

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King Charles I: Decision at Naseby

by Arnold Blumberg

By the spring of 1645, the open warfare between King Charles I and his rebellious Parliament had dragged on for nearly three years, with no apparent end in sight. Read more

BAL1724 Cromwell at Dunbar, 1650 (oil on canvas) by Gow, Andrew Carrick (1848-1920); Imperial Defence College, Camberley, Surrey, UK; English, out of copyright

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Worcester: Last Battle of the English Civil War

By Roy Morris jr.

Charles Stuart liked to gamble. The 21-year-old son of slain English King Charles I was a fixture at the gaming tables and boudoirs of Europe, where he had spent the last half decade in restless exile while his father unsuccessfully sought to hold onto both his crown and his head. Read more

In 1649, at Drogheda, Cromwell’s men stormed hotly into the city. “No quarter!” they cried.

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No Quarter at Drogheda

By Al Hemingway

On the morning of September 2, 1649, peering over the immense 20-foot-high wall that surrounded the Irish city of Drogheda, English Royalist general Sir Arthur Aston did not like what he saw. Read more

London’s National Army Museum, adjacent to the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, is one of the history-drenched city’s best-kept secrets.

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London’s National Army Museum

By Peter Suciu

The city of London practically overflows with military history. Predating the Romans, London has been the seat of government ever since it was fortified by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. Read more

The red-coated English infantry at Dunkirk ironically held the balance of power between two French political factions in the seemingly endless Wars of the Fronde.

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Decision in the Dunes

By Roy Morris Jr.

The cold North Sea surf washed over the boots of the advancing English infantry of Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army as they tromped through the drifting sand dunes across the beach at Dunkirk on the morning of June 14, 1658. Read more

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English Civil War Battle of Dunbar, 1650

By Don Hollway

In July 1637 few Scots or English would have guessed the result when Edinburgh minister James Hannay preached from the Book of Common Prayer, and street merchant Jenny Geddes threw her footstool at his head. Read more