L udlow joined the gentlemen of the Earl of Essex's lifeguard, which was recruited from the Inns of Court. He was present at the skirmish at Powick Bridge in September 1642, and at the battle of Edgehill in October. Returning to Wiltshire in 1643, Ludlow became captain of a troop of horse in Sir Edward Hungerford's regiment. In May 1643, Hungerford captured Wardour Castle in Wiltshire from Lady Blanche Arundell, and appointed Ludlow its governor. During December, the Royalists returned and besieged Wardour. Ludlow became famous for the tenacity of his defence of the castle. He held out until March 1644, then surrendered to Sir Francis Doddington and was taken prisoner.

6-What motivated Cromwell's political and military actions? What was Edmund Ludlow's criticism of Cromwell, and how did Cromwell respond? In what ways did Edward Hyde see both good and bad features in Cromwell? How do you explain the differences in these perspectives?


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