English Warfare, 1511-1642 (Warfare and History) Paperback – 24 May 2001
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"a well-researched and provocative book...lavishly illustrated with twelve colour plates and 145 black and white pictures...[a] splendid book."
-The International History Review, December 2002
Top Customer Reviews
"Did an `English art of war' exist during the century that preceded the civil wars of 1642-9? When Englishmen fought Englishmen at Edgehill (October 1642), how expert were they in the practice of arms? Were Tudor and early Stuart English soldiers inferior to their continental counterparts? This book examines English land warfare from 1511 to 1642, blending narrative with thematic exploration of topics such as the military obligation and logistics."
The Contents are -
P001: The Early Tudor art of war on the Continent
P021: The Early Tudor art of war in the British Isles
P050: The defence of the shire: lieutenancy
P082: The defence of the realm: impressments and mobilisation
P114: Elizabethan Warfare in the North, 1560-73
P137: Elizabethan Warfare in the Netherlands, 1572-92
P154: Elizabethan and Jacobean allied operations on the continent, 1587-1622
P181: Ordnance and logistics, 1511-1642
P207: Hibernian Warfare under the Tudors, 1558-1601
P236: The Irish military establishment, 1603-42
P255: The Caroline art of war
P282: English warfare turned upon itself
P363: Bibliographic Essay
From the Preface again:
"For all the controversies about, and criticisms of, English warfare that appeared in English print during the century and a half before 1642, debate raised the question of how to defend the realm. Diversity of English opinion stemmed from the varieties of continental military practices. What weapons, tactics and organisational frameworks best served England? England was not Europe.Read more ›