The history behind the Earl of Manchester’s regiment

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For those interested in the more in-depth history behind our regiment, there is no better source than Clive Holmes’ The Eastern Association in the English Civil War… and we’re happy to say that it is now available on Google Books, free of charge:

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=7_x75z1lackC&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22the+eastern+association+in+the+english+civil+war%22&cd=1#v=onepage&q=&f=false

The Earl of Manchester’s Regiment of Foote was part of the Eastern Association army, which was raised by Parliament in the counties of East Anglia. It was probably the best organised of Parliament’s association armies and was a decisive factor in the victory over the Royalists at Marston Moor in 1644. It then formed the backbone of the New Model Army, which was created in 1645 and shattered the King’s forces at the Battle of Naseby.

Happy reading!

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