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The Affair of the Hanoverian Soldier

Matthew McCormack.

in Embodying the Militia in Georgian England

September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Military History. 10257 words.

This chapter examines a case study to show how this militia ideal functioned in political controversy. It explores in detail one of the most important political scandals of the Seven Years...

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The African Americans’ Revolution

Gary B. Nash.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; United States History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Military History. 11880 words.

The American Revolution played an important role in African Americans' quest for freedom. It marked the first mass rebellion by slaves in American history, gave rise to the first civil...

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Albert III Achilles

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Military History.

(9 November 1414–11 March 1486),

margrave and elector of Brandenburg. Status-conscious prince, brave and skilled warrior, experienced military leader, circumspect administrator,...

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Army versus Militia

Matthew McCormack.

in Embodying the Militia in Georgian England

September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Military History. 7325 words.

Anyone who has worked on the military history of the eighteenth century will be familiar with officers’ acute sensitivity to questions of precedence and decorum. Christopher Duffy has noted...

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battle of Anghiari

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Military History.

On 29 June 1440 a Milanese army (which included many Florentine exiles) commanded by Niccolò Piccinino was overwhelmed by a Florentine army under Francesco Sforza and Micheletto Attendolo...

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Battle of Arbedo

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

In 1403 Swiss troops occupied the Val Levantina, which was the southern approach along the Ticino valley to the St Gotthard Pass, and in 1419 the cantons of Uri and ...

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Border Defence and the Character of the English Marches

Steven G. Ellis.

in Defending English Ground

June 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Military History. 13866 words.

The character of the English marches and frontiers at particular points also reflected topography, land quality and usage, and population density. Pastoral regions of low population density...

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A Brief History of the Italian Wars

Stephen D. Bowd.

in Renaissance Mass Murder

November 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 14322 words.

In 1494 King Charles VIII of France (1483–98) decided to extend French influence southwards and led a force of 30,000 men into Italy. The invasion was followed by interventions by his...

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The British Army and the War of Independence

Stephen R. Conway.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; United States History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Military History. 8877 words.

During the American Revolution, Britain relied primarily on its army to subdue the rebellious colonies. At its peak, the British army in North America had approximately 50,000 officers and...

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Citizen Soldiers?

Matthew McCormack.

in Embodying the Militia in Georgian England

September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Military History. 9697 words.

The final chapter returns to the issues of politics and citizenship with which the volume opened. The New Militia might well have been very different to the ‘constitutional force’ sought by...

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