Monthly Archives: July 2015

Why is the Battle of Roundway known as Run-away Down?

In July 1643 a combined-arms Parliamentarian army under Sir William Waller was comprehensively defeated by a Royalist cavalry force under Henry, Lord Wilmot on the downs above the village of Roundway near Devizes in Wiltshire. Waller blamed his defeat on … Continue reading

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Is Genghis Khan the Greatest Ever Commander? Stephen Barker Argues His Case

Stephen Barker is an independent Heritage Advisor – currently working with Oxfordshire County Museums Services, the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum and with Oxford-Brookes University. He has recently curated two First World War exhibitions. Stephen was a trustee of the Battlefields … Continue reading

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