English civil war royalist troops,
cavaliers, shown in military art prints by Chris Collingwood and Ernest
Crofts. Military uniforms and historical events, published by Cranston
Fine Arts, the military print company.
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Prince Rupert and his Staff by Ernest Crofts.
Prince Rupert was a nephew of King Charles I and commanded the Royalist cavalry during the English Civil War. Prince Rupert was born on 17th December1619 in Prague. His mother was Elizabeth, the sister of Charles I. Rupert became a soldier and fought in the Thirty Years War (1618 - 1648) and in 1642, he joined the army of Charles I in the English Civil War. He was soon appointed to lead the royalist cavalry and fought in the first major battle of the war at Edgehill in October 1642. His cavalry charge completely routed the parliamentarians but he got carried away and pursued them too far from the battlefield, losing the chance to inflict a decisive defeat. His reputation grew after a number of military. In 1644 Prince Rupert led the spectacular relief of the siege of York but his army was defeated by a parliamentary army at Battle of Marston Moor, losing York and the north to Cromwell In June 1645 he took part in the Battle of Naseby at which the royalists were defeated. In.........