The English militia in the eighteenth century; the story of a political issue, 1660-1802, by J.R. Western.
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England -- History.
England -- Military records.
Great Britain -- Militia.
Great Britain -- Politics and government.
Politics and government
Studies in political history.
xv, 479 pages plates, portraits 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
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.
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?
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