By John William Fortescue
Sir John Fortescue holds a pre-eminent position among British army historians, his enduring popularity and legacy resting typically on his life’s paintings “The heritage 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 sleek student has tried to hide any such huge and numerous topic in its entirety; yet Sir John did so with aplomb, resulting in a readable and accomplished study.
According to Professor Emeritus of army background at King’s collage, Brian Bond, the paintings used to be “the made from indefatigable learn in unique files, a decision to provide a transparent, actual, and readable narrative of army operations, and an in depth 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 worth of its traditions to the kingdom. a massive a part of his job was once 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 top of the Seven Year’s battle in 1713. It contains the battles at Bannockburn, Crecy, Agincourt, Flodden, the battles of the English Civil struggle, Dunkirk Dunes, Tangiers, and the battles in the course of Marlborough’s campaigns. the quantity additionally strains the advance of eu Armies, infantry, cavalry and artillery, and the categorical alterations in Britain throughout the period.
ENGLISH historic evaluate —"Mr. Fortescue has been the 1st to build a scholarly and attached tale of the expansion of our army associations and of the improvement of strategies as published in a continual sequence of wars. His variety is lucid, and his descriptions of battles are effortless to stick to. yet his leader benefit is a well-balanced judgment."
A needs to learn for any army fanatic.
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A History of the British Army - Vol. I (1066-1713) by John William Fortescue