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Essex's Army

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Parliamentarian army in the First Civil War, commanded by Earl of Essex.

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Instance of: Field army
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earliest known date: 1642 JL Needs source
latest known date: 1645 JL Needs source


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Parliamentarian and Protectorate forces Allegiance  Needs source


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Crawshaw - Military Finance (thesis, 2013)Thomas Blair Crawshaw, 'Military Finance and the Earl of Essex's Regular Army: 1642–1644' (PhD thesis, York University, Toronto, 2013).
Graham - Earl of Essex (War in History, 2010)Aaron Graham, 'The Earl of Essex and Parliament’s Army at the Battle of Edgehill: A Reassessment', War in History 17/3 (2010), 276–93.
Lost MS (1)Letter from Lord Wilmot to Prince Rupert, 31 August 1643 JL
Robinson - Horse Supply (HCommons)Gavin Robinson, 'Horse Supply and the Development of the New Model Army, 1642-1646'. Self-archived version of article first published in War in History. Includes new preface.
Robinson - Horse Supply (War in History, 2008)Gavin Robinson, 'Horse Supply and the Development of the New Model Army, 1642-1646', War in History 15/2 (April 2008), pp. 121-140.
Robinson - Horse Supply (thesis, 2001)Gavin Robinson, 'Horse supply in the English Civil War 1642-1646.' (Ph.D. thesis, University of Reading, 2001).
Scott and Turton - Hey for Old RobinChristopher L. Scott and Alan Turton, Hey for Old Robin!: The Campaigns And Armies Of The Earl Of Essex During The First Civil War, 1642-44 (Solihull: Helion and Company, 2017).
TNA, SP 28/1A, ff. 1-312Pay warrants signed by Earl of Essex: August-September 1642 JL
TNA, SP 28/2A/1, ff. 1-4Pay warrants signed by Thomas Essex as parliamentarian governor of Worcester: October 1642 JL
TNA, SP 28/2A/1, ff. 36-148Pay warrants signed by Earl of Essex: October 1642 JL
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