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By John William Fortescue

Sir John Fortescue holds a pre-eminent position among British army historians, his enduring status and legacy resting quite often on his life’s paintings “The historical past of the British Army”, issued in 20 volumes, which took him a few 30 years to accomplish. In scope and breadth it really is such that no glossy student has tried to hide the sort of huge and numerous topic in its entirety; yet Sir John did so with aplomb, resulting in a readable and finished study.

According to Professor Emeritus of army historical past at King’s collage, Brian Bond, the paintings used to be “the manufactured from indefatigable examine in unique files, a selection to offer a transparent, exact, and readable narrative of army operations, and a detailed own wisdom of the battlefields, which enabled him to explain his account with first-class maps. most crucial, in spite of the fact that, was once his motivation: specifically, a lifelong affection for the previous, long-service, pre-Cardwell military, the spirit of the regiments of which it principally consisted, and the price of its traditions to the country. an immense a part of his activity used to be to distil and inculcate those soldierly virtues which, in his conservative view, contrasted sharply with the unedifying personality of politicians who habitually meddled in army matters.” ODNB.

This first quantity covers the interval from the conflict of Hastings in 1066 to the tip of the Seven Year’s conflict in 1713. It comprises the battles at Bannockburn, Crecy, Agincourt, Flodden, the battles of the English Civil warfare, Dunkirk Dunes, Tangiers, and the battles in the course of Marlborough’s campaigns. the amount additionally lines the advance of ecu Armies, infantry, cavalry and artillery, and the categorical adjustments in Britain throughout the period.

ENGLISH ancient overview —"Mr. Fortescue has been the 1st to build a scholarly and hooked up tale of the expansion of our army associations and of the improvement of strategies as printed in a continuing sequence of wars. His sort is lucid, and his descriptions of battles are effortless to keep on with. yet his leader benefit is a well-balanced judgment."

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