Skippon, Philip (d.1660). Major-general of the infantry in the New Model Army. From a Norfolk gentry family, and a man of puritan piety, Skippon distinguished himself as the leader of the London trained bands, and as commander of the infantry in Essex's army from 1642 to 1644. At Naseby (June 1645) he commanded the New Model foot, and was severely wounded. In the second civil war (1648) he was again put in command of the London militia, and prevented the city from falling into royalist hands, and giving assistance to the royalists in Essex and Kent. Though appointed one of the king's judges, he never attended a session of the High Court of Justice. During the Interregnum he held high office but exercised little political influence. Having acquired confiscated crown, church, and royalist land, he died rich.
More From encyclopedia.com
Matthew Bunker Ridgway , Ridgway, Matthew Bunker (b. 3 March 1895 in Fort Monroe, Virginia; d. 26 July 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), U.S. Army officer who served as comm… George Gordon Meade , Meade, George Gordon Meade, George Gordon (1815–1872), Union Civil War general.Born in Cadiz, Spain, Meade, the son of an American naval agent, gradu… command , com·mand / kəˈmand/ • v. [tr.] 1. give an authoritative order: a gruff voice commanded us to enter. ∎ [intr.] give orders: she commands and we obey.… Anton Ivanovich Denikin , DENIKIN, ANTON IVANOVICH (1872–1947), general, commander of White armies in Southern Russia during the Russian civil war. Anton Denikin was born the… Ivan Stepanovich Konev , KONEV, IVAN STEPANOVICH (1897–1973), military leader and marshal of the Soviet Union. Born to a peasant family in Viatsky, Konev entered the Old Army… Philip John Schuyler , Schuyler, Philip John Schuyler, Philip John SCHUYLER, PHILIP JOHN. (1733–1804). Continental general. New York. Scion of one of New York's most ancien…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article