Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Late 17th century further reading

I've had a request from a blog reader for a book list. Covering the 50 year period of Louis XIV and Charles II - so in general the late 17thc early 18th. What books would you recommend? My first thought was John Lynn's 'Wars of Louis XIV' but covering military, politics and so on what would be of use? Maybe I would suggest David Chandler's Art of War in the Age of Marborough..what else?


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Not sure if it helps but I have a full list here:


...but anything by Chandler for the period is highly recommended, also anything for the period by James Falkner......

...I've just bought "PRINCE EUGENE; Twin Marshal with Marlborough" by Macmunn - be interested in anyone's review of it.. :o)

Grimsby Mariner said...

Trevalyns works on the reign of Queen Anne. Hard to get hold of but well worth it.
Glorious Revolution 1688 by Vallance
The Northern Wars 1558-1728 by Frost for a different perspective on Northern Europe.

Benjamin of Wight said...

Anything by John Childs: Williamite Wars in Ireland; Warfare in the Seventeenth Century; British Army of William III, 1689-1702; Armies and Warfare in Europe, 1648-1789; The Army, James II, and the Glorious Revolution and the Army of Charles II.

Anonymous said...

Of the three histories in English I have of the WSS in Spain by far the best is Hugill's "No Peace Without Spain". It should be on the bookshelf of every aficionado of the period.

Ken Clark