Published in the year of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion, this is a fascinatingly informative early military manual which combines a history of Britain’s wars with France in the reigns of King William III and Queen Anne, with a description of ‘A new system’ of military discipline and exercises of horse and foot in the age of Marlborough. The author, Brigadier-General Richard Kane, was a professional soldier and sometime Governor of Minorca. Kane begins by describing William of Orange’s campaigns in Ireland and Flanders following his ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1689. He moves on to describe the Duke of Marlborough’s victorious campaigns against France in the War of the Spanish Succession after 1700, including the battles of Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet. The book concludes with a illustrated section on the latest infantry and cavalry tactics and manoevres. A must for re-enactors, war-gamers, and any student of 18th century warfare.
A NEW SYSTEM OF MILITARY DISCIPLINE FOR A BATTALION OF FOOT IN ACTION (1745) CAMPAIGNS OF KING WILLIAM AND QUEEN ANNE 1689-1712
Early (1745) military manual which combines a military history of the reigns and campaigns of William III and Queen Anne – especially those fought by the Duke of Marlborough – with a generously illustrated survey of the latest tactics and exercises for horse and foot.