Army of James II, 1685-1688: The Birth of the British Army

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Between James' accession in February 1685 and flight in December 1688 the British Armies increased four fold (the English, Scots and Irish Armies were still separate institutions and were to remain so until the early 18th Century, in the case of the Scots, and the early 19th Century in the case of the Irish); from a small force of little more than ceremonial and policing use to a fully-fledged Army with all of its necessary supporting arms and services. Respected historian Correlli Barnett wrote: "It might well be said ...

Army of James II, 1685-1688: The Birth of the British Army 2017, Helion & Company, Solihull

ISBN-13: 9781911512363

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