Marston Moor: The Cromwellian Myth Addressed

  • Steve Murdoch (Speaker)

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This lecture was delivered to an international audience on the anniversary of the Battle of Marston Moor. It considered who the main commanders on each side were and the experience they brought with them to the battle that day. It looked at success and failure on both sides and drew attention to the fact that Oliver Cromwell (often accredited with the victory) was a minor player on the winning side.
Period2 Jul 2021
Held atThe Battlefields Trust, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Marston Moor
  • Battlefields
  • English History
  • Scottish History
  • Wittstock
  • Vlotho Bridge
  • Lemgo
  • Swedish History
  • Thirty Years' War
  • English Civil Wars
  • Covenanters
  • Wars of the Three Kingdoms
  • Cromwell
  • Alexander Leslie
  • Solemn League and Covenant