Oliver Cromwell: A Profile of the Lord Protector — Marston Moor

Seen through the pages of John Buchan’s Biography of Oliver Cromwell

A few days after the Battle of Edgehill on October 23rd, 1642, the larger part of Essex’s Parliamentarian Army (24,000 men) headed not for Banbury but fell back on Warwick (just five miles away), with the King’s Army taking the surrender of Banbury without a shot fired, before quickly…