This chapter investigates the strengths and weaknesses of William Cavendish, duke of Newcastle, as a royalist general. It will evaluate his contribution to the royalist war effort and examine the multi-faceted nature of his command over what was the largest royalist army of the first civil war. It also contextualizes his forces' military engagements and the nature of their adversaries.
CitationHopper, A, William Cavendish as a Military Commander, ed. Edwards, P;Graham, E, 'Authority, Authorship and Aristocratic Identity in Seventeenth-Century England: William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle and His Political, Social and Cultural Connections', Rulers & Elites, volume 9, Brill, 2016, pp. 216-236 (20)
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of History
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EditorsEdwards, P.;Graham, E.
Book seriesRulers & Elites;9