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Robert Derereux 3rd Earl of Essex

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Robert Derereux 3rd Earl of Essex

Background

  • He was the highest ranking nobelman parliment had- he was Captain-General and Chief Commander of their army.
  • Essex had tipped off the five members 
  • He was a strong Proterstant 
  • He commanded the army at edgehill (the 1st battle) 
  • He captured Reading but his men were ill and lack of money meant he couldnt continue
  • his generalship was critisised 
  • He disobeyed P anf although relived the seige of Lyme he was responsible for the crushing defeat in cornwall at Lostwithiel 
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Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich

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Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich

  • an important commander of Parliamentary forces in the First English Civil War, and for a time Oliver Cromwell's superior.
  • 1643 he was appointed Major-General of the parliamentary forces in the eastern counties (the Eastern Association), with Cromwell as his second in command
  • his lack of energy brought him into disagreement with Cromwell, and in November 1644 he strongly expressed his disapproval of continuing the war.
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