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Men-at-Arms 289

King George's Army 1740-93 (2)

The 18th century was marked by a steady growth in central control of the British Army and a corresponding decrease in the influence enjoyed by individual commanding officers. The most obvious sign of this process was the increasing uniformity of the clothing issued each year to the soldiers. Nevertheless, as


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Men-at-Arms 285

King George's Army 1740-93 (1)

To most contemporary politicians the 18th century British Army was no more than an unwelcome necessity in wartime and an unjustifiable extravagance in peacetime. Nevertheless, the overall impression which is to be gained from a close study of the Army's own records, and from the surviving letters, diaries an


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Men-at-Arms 292

King George's Army 1740 - 93 (3)

The 18th century was marked by a steady growth in central control of the British Army and a corresponding decrease in the influence enjoyed by individual commanding officers. The most obvious sign of this process was the increasing uniformity of the clothing issued each year to the soldiers. Nevertheless, as


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Men-at-Arms 292

King George's Army 1740 - 93 (3)

The 18th century was marked by a steady growth in central control of the British Army and a corresponding decrease in the influence enjoyed by individual commanding officers. The most obvious sign of this process was the increasing uniformity of the clothing issued each year to the soldiers. Nevertheless, as


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General Military 0

Soldiers of the Revolutionary War

This book combines Men-at-Arms 273: 'General Washington's Army (1) 1775-75', Men-at-Arms 285: 'King George's Army 1740-93 (1)', Men-at-Arms 289: 'King George's Army 1740-93 (2)', Men-at-Arms 290: 'General Washington's Army (2) 1778-83' and Men-at-arms 292: 'King George's Army 1740-93 (3)'. This book examines


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Men-at-Arms 97

Marlborough's Army 1702-11

The succession of the French Duke of Anjou to the Spanish throne in 1700 provoked the formation of a Grand Alliance to thwart the king's expansionist ambitions. Led by the Duke of Marlborough, the army of the Grand Alliance declared war on France. Between 1702 and 1711, this united force, comprised of Englis


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Men-at-Arms 294

British Forces in the West Indies 1793-1815

Two centuries ago, the West Indies were a booming set of islands where vast fortunes were made. By the late 1790s, the West Indies attracted four-fifths of British overseas capital investments and provided over one-eight of the government's £31.5 million total net revenue to the Treasury. These figures expl


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Men-at-Arms 483

Cumberland's Culloden Army 1745-46

In August 1745 Charles Edward Stuart, the 'Young Pretender', landed in Scotland and sparked the Second Jacobite Rising. The Jacobite forces seized Perth, then Edinburgh, where they proclaimed the Young Pretender's father King James VIII; they trounced their Hanoverian opponents at Prestonpans and crossed int


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Campaign 12

Culloden 1746

Culloden marked the end of the last and greatest of the Jacobite adventures - the '45 Rebellion - in which the Highland clans challenged the power of the Hanoverian King of England. It was at Culloden that Charles Edward Stuart's army was finally defeated. His tired Highlanders had little chance against the


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Men-at-Arms 460

Frederick the Great's Allies 1756-63

The Seven Years' War in Germany was characterised by an increasing use of 'light' troops in conjunction with regular infantry and cavalry as part of an ongoing evolution in military tactics. This book draws attention to these tactical developments and also provides an analysis of the allied army that fought

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