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Memoirs of a Cavalier

A Military Journal of the Wars in Germany, and the Wars in England. From the Year 1632 to the Year 1648.

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Author: Daniel Defoe
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 108,442 / 302 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.5
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,599
Added to site: 2004.07.02 8538
Genres: War, Biography

scription of the Scots troops in the beginning of the war, and the behaviour of the party under the Earl of Holland, who went over against them, are admirable; and his censure of their conduct, who pushed the king upon the quarrel, and then would not let him fight, is no more than what many of the king's friends (though less knowing as soldiers) have often complained of.

In a word, this work is a confutation of many errors in all the writers upon the subject of our wars in England, and even in that extraordinary history written by the Earl of Clarendon; but the editors were so just that when, near twenty years ago, a person who had written a whole volume in folio, by way of answer to and confutation of Clarendon's "History of the Rebellion," would have borrowed the clauses in this account, which clash with that history, and confront it,--we say the editors were so just as to refuse them.

There can be nothing objected against the general credit of this work, seeing its truth is established upon universal



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