Henry VIII's Military Revolution: The Armies of Sixteenth-Century Britain and Europe

Henry VIII's Military Revolution: The Armies of Sixteenth-Century Britain and Europe

by James Raymond
     
 

The reign of Henry VIII saw a renascent militarism encapture England. James Raymond traces the development of Henry's military establishment within the context of the wider European military revolution. Making use of extensive new research into the military literature of the mid-Tudor period, 'Henry VIII's Military Revolution' is able to firmly root the military

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The reign of Henry VIII saw a renascent militarism encapture England. James Raymond traces the development of Henry's military establishment within the context of the wider European military revolution. Making use of extensive new research into the military literature of the mid-Tudor period, 'Henry VIII's Military Revolution' is able to firmly root the military theories of the time within the solid realities of Henry's army. Raymond pays particular attention to the rise of professionalism and the adaptation of the English army to new technologies and ideas. In this vein Raymond explores the career of Henry's first professional artillaryman for the first time, Sir Christopher Morris. In so doing he casts a striking new light on our understanding of the development of artillery not only in England, but also in Europe as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845112608
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
08/07/2007
Series:
International Library of Historical Studies Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.88(h) x 1.33(d)

Meet the Author

James Raymond has held the positions of Teaching Fellow at King's College London and the Joint Services Command & Staff College and has taught at the University of Exeter.

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