‘History of the British Standing Army AD 1660 - 1700’

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‘History of the British Standing Army AD 1660 - 1700’

Post by Captain of Dragoons » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:09 pm

I found on Google Play Books a great book by Clifford Walton ‘History of the British Standing Army AD 1660 - 1700’. Published in 1884.

It includes the founding of the regiments.
Campaign Histories including: Tangier, Monmouth’s Rebellion, Ireland, Flanders (great narratives on Stienkirke, Neerwinden and Namur).
Also chapters on uniforms, weapons, the running of regiments, etc.

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Re: ‘History of the British Standing Army AD 1660 - 1700’

Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:11 pm

Seems to be a good find :-)

I just looked it up in the Internet Archive
https://archive.org/details/historybrit ... 4/mode/2up
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Re: ‘History of the British Standing Army AD 1660 - 1700’

Post by wdrenth » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:34 am

It is a nice book which catalogues a tremendous amount of (little) details.

Unfortunately there seems to be only one digitized copy around, which is also used by some profiteers who sell it in paper, which misses pages 156-169 (covering the battle of Aughrim). Guess the person scanner the pages fell asleep or something. In any case, my copy of the digitized version is put to good use.
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:16 am

Yes, You are right. Whoever digitized the book - some real BLOKE - copied chapter X, page 153 several times.

so... how about this book than :wink: The story of the British army by King, Charles Cooper

https://archive.org/details/storyofbrit ... i/mode/2up
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Re: ‘History of the British Standing Army AD 1660 - 1700’

Post by wdrenth » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:59 pm

New saw that book before. Quite a different league than Walton's work!

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