The English militia in the eighteenth century; the story of a political issue, 1660-1802, by J.R. Western.


London, Routledge and K. Paul, 1965.

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Subjects Binnenlandse politiek.
Bürgerwehr.
England -- History.
England -- Military records.
Great Britain -- Militia.
Great Britain -- Politics and government.
Great Britain.
Großbritannien.
Militia.
Milities.
Politics and government
Series Studies in political history.
Description xv, 479 pages plates, portraits 23 cm.
Copyright Date 1965.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary A study in English politics and local government and how the militia was molded by those same politics. The study is taken after the Restoration and before the main conflict with Napoleon Bonaparte.
Contents pt. 1. The militia of the Restoration. The origins and character of the Restoration Militia Acts -- Triumphs and reverses, 1660-70 -- Eighty years' decay, c. 1670-1757 -- part 2. The restoration of the militia. The militia and party politics (from Shaftesbury to Walpole) -- New trends in strategy and politics, 1739-57 -- The making of the new militia, 1755-9 -- 1760, The frustrated counter-attack -- The struggle for permanence, 1761-86 -- An epilogue of expansion, 1775-1802 -- part 3. The new militia at work. Raising the men -- The obstacles to real conscription -- The officers -- Pay, clothing and equipment -- The routine of life during service -- How efficient was the militia?
Geographic Area Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)573862
(OCoLC)ocm00573862
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Western, J. R.
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