Horses, People and Parliament in the English Civil War

Extracting Resources and Constructing Allegiance
Date published: 
July 2012

Horses played a major role in the military, economic, social and cultural history of early-modern England. This book uses the supply of horses to English Civil War armies as a case study to demonstrate the importance not only of resources, but the ways in which these resources could be efficiently extracted from an often reluctant population. In so doing, the book sheds further light on the quixotic nature of allegiance during a time of civil war.