Standards, Guidons and Colours of the English Civil War

The Flags of the English Armies 1642-1660

Stephen Ede-Borrett

Between 1642 and 1660 the various armies which fought the English Civil War carried literally hundreds of flags. This study traces their development as the ‘free-for-all' of the first year of the war settled into one of the most elegant and sophisticated military flag systems in Europe.
Publication date:
June 2019
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Series :
Century of the Soldier
Illustration :
16 colour plates, over 200 b/w ills
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781911628620

Dimensions : 248 X 180 mm
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Overview
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Between 1642 and 1660 the various armies which fought the English Civil War carried literally hundreds of flags, the great majority of which have gone unrecorded.

This study traces their development as the ‘free-for-all' of the first year of the war settled into one of the most elegant and sophisticated military flag systems in Europe. Covering the armies of both the King and Parliament this book examines the majority of known flags as well as discussing what can be learnt from the all too few surviving examples.