- Mar 2016
Ignoring his sociopolitical views and policies, what are your thoughts on Cromwell's skills as a military commander? He seems to me a little underrated; whenever the topic of 'greatest British generals' comes up, the top two spots are always Wellington and Marlborough, and while these two are certainly worthy, I feel like Cromwell deserves more credit than he gets. As far as I'm aware he never lost a battle, and all of his campaigns were remarkably successful. His reforms to the 'New Model Army' were far-sighted and effective, and made the British army of the mid-17th century a formidable and modern fighting force.
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