By John William Fortescue
Sir John Fortescue holds a pre-eminent position among British army historians, his enduring repute and legacy resting frequently on his life’s paintings “The historical past of the British Army”, issued in 20 volumes, which took him a few 30 years to accomplish. In scope and breadth it's such that no sleek student has tried to hide any such huge and various topic in its entirety; yet Sir John did so with aplomb, resulting in a readable and entire study.
According to Professor Emeritus of army historical past at King’s university, Brian Bond, the paintings was once “the fabricated from indefatigable learn in unique records, a selection to provide a transparent, exact, and readable narrative of army operations, and a detailed own wisdom of the battlefields, which enabled him to explain his account with very good maps. most crucial, even though, was once his motivation: particularly, a lifelong affection for the outdated, long-service, pre-Cardwell military, the spirit of the regiments of which it principally consisted, and the worth of its traditions to the kingdom.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 big 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 tip of the Seven Year’s conflict in 1713. It comprises the battles at Bannockburn, Crecy, Agincourt, Flodden, the battles of the English Civil warfare, Dunkirk Dunes, Tangiers, and the battles in the course of Marlborough’s campaigns. the amount additionally strains the improvement of ecu Armies, infantry, cavalry and artillery, and the explicit adjustments in Britain in the course of the period.
ENGLISH old evaluate —"Mr. Fortescue has been the 1st to build a scholarly and hooked up tale of the expansion of our army associations and of the advance of strategies as printed in a continuing sequence of wars. His sort is lucid, and his descriptions of battles are effortless to persist with. yet his leader advantage is a well-balanced judgment."
A needs to learn for any army fanatic.
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