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By Roger B. Manning

This e-book explores the ways that the various army reviews at domestic and overseas of the British and Irish humans throughout the 17th century brought smooth army idea and perform into the 3 Kingdoms of the British Isles and formed the embryonic British military that emerged throughout the reign of the soldier-king William III.

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Bardon, A History of Ulster (1992), 83–5. ²⁹ N. P. Canny, The Elizabethan Conquest of Ireland: A Pattern Established, 1565–76 (1976), 47–8, 50, 54–5; J. B. Black, The Reign of Elizabeth, 1558–1603 (1936), 391–2. The Irish wars 13 taken. Those Irish lords and chieftains who did make submission were compelled to approach Gilbert’s tent by walking between two rows of severed heads. ³⁰ In fact, the use of such extreme methods appears to have originated with Gilbert, and Elizabeth and her Privy Council accepted the argument that they were justified.

McKerral, ‘West Highland Mercenaries in Ireland’, SHR 30 (1951), 1–13. ²⁵ B. Bradshaw, ‘Sword, Word and Strategy in Reformation Ireland’, HJ 21 (1978), 496–7, 501. ²⁶ D. B. Quinn, The Elizabethans and the Irish (1966), 133; V. Carey, ‘The Irish Face of Machiavelli: Richard Beacon’s Solon his Follie (1594) and Republican Ideology in the Conquest of Ireland’, in H. ), Political Ideology in Ireland, 1541–1641 (1999), 86–9. ²⁷ The English government asserted that the English crown held title to Ireland by right of conquest dating to the Norman invasion of Ireland.

2 The Low-Countries wars War is the remedy for a state surfeited with peace: it is a medicine for commonwealths sick of too much ease and tranquility . . it carrieth a reforming nature, and it is part of justice. Sir William Cornwallis, Discourses upon Seneca the Tragedian (1601; repr. 1952), sig. H1r. The Netherlands wars were the queen’s seminaries and nurseries of many brave soldiers, and so likewise were the civil wars of France, whither she sent five several armies, the fence schools that inured the youth and gallantry of the kingdom, and it was a militia wherein they were daily acquainted with the discipline of the Spaniards.

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