By Peter Doyle, Matthew R. Bennett (auth.), Peter Doyle, Matthew R. Bennett (eds.)

Terrain has a profound influence upon the tactic and strategies of any army engagement and has hence performed a massive position in deciding upon background. furthermore, the landscapes of conflict, and the geology which underlies them, has contributed to shaping the cultural iconography of conflict definitely in the twentieth century. within the previous couple of years this has turn into a fertile subject of medical and ancient exploration and has given upward thrust to a few meetings and books. the present quantity stems from the foreign Terrain in army heritage convention held in organization with the Imperial conflict Museum, London and the Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham, on the college of Greenwich in January 2000. This convention introduced jointly historians, geologists, army fanatics and terrain analysts from army, educational and novice backgrounds with the purpose of exploring the appliance of modem instruments of panorama visualisation to knowing old battlefields. This subject was once the topic of a Leverhulme belief provide (F/345/E) presented to the collage of Greenwich and administered via us in 1998, which aimed to take advantage of the instruments of modem panorama visualisation in knowing the effect of terrain within the First international conflict. This quantity kinds a part of the output from this supply and is a part of our wider exploration of the position of terrain in army heritage. lots of individuals contributed to the employer of the unique convention and to the construction of this volume.

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This article focuses on the other four important battles in the South: Roundway Down; 1st Newbury; Cheriton and 2nd Newbury. These engagements are selected to demonstrate how, in different ways, terrain can influence the location, course and outcomes of battle, at different stages in the developing action, within a narrow time frame of history. All four battles took place between July 1643 and October 1644, and involved opposing armies using essentially similar equipment and tactical doctrine, with neither side having an overwhelming numerical advantage.

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