Thursday, 14 January 2016

The Militia of The Monmouth Rebellion

The Militia of The Monmouth Rebellion Reveals just what a well-organized, equipped, and creditable army they were, being capable of drilling, marching and even fighting when called upon to do so.
In his political moves to expend his small regular army, James II denigrated his militia, saying they were not up to the job of defending the county, and implying that they were cowardly, ill-disciplined, poorly administrated, badly led, and prone to deserting.

James and his senior commanders, in a remarkable piece of political spin created a picture of an unreliable force, virtually useless on all occasions. This concocted interpretation has been repeated by generations of historians, but the problem is that it's just not true.

. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
NEW-softcover, available late December 2015 ......$30.00 rct

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