Translate this Page

Search :

Welcome to Clash of Steel


Featured battle : Stow-on-the-Wold

Part of The Civil Wars of the Three Kingdoms

Date : 21 March 1646

The final battle of the war when the Kings' last army in the field under Sir Jacob Astley was crushed by Brereton, Birch and Morgan whilst trying to join the King at Oxford.

Featured image :

HMS Victory, port side

HMS Victory, port side

Victory's port side showing the broadside, and the steep curves of her tumblehome.

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

The Global Seven Years War

Daniel Baugh
This book is no lightweight with 665 pages of really 'meaty' text and a further 81 pages of supporting notes and index. The content covers, in depth, the full nine years of the Seven Years War. The military, naval and the political aspects with their necessary interactions are well covered. The character, motivation and machinations of the leading figures are described as are the resultant effects. The book is without illustrations but has seventeen supporting maps. The narrative flows easily and logically and pages once started are difficult to put down because always there is something interesting coming next. The vast majority of the text is free from the author's opinions and comments which are reserved for the long final chapter.
A war of four continents and seven oceans in one excellent readable book.
Routledge, 2014

Reviewed : 2017-08-24 07:11:00