CIVIL WAR LONDON: A MILITARY HISTORY OF LONDON UNDER CHARLES I AND OLIVER CROMWELL
128pp., 50 illus., P.B. 2017. London, the militarised city is the focus of this new history. At the outbreak of the fighting, Parliament was able to call upon the capital’s ‘citizen soldiers’ although their commitment was not always assured. London was also able to defend herself through the construction of the largest system of urban fortification constructed anywhere in the country – a factor made even more critical by the fact that the London arms trades supplied the Parliamentarian war effort.