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An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702
This text is a scholarly study of the military experiences of peers and gentlemen from the British Isles who volunteered to fight in the religious and dynastic wars of mainland Europe, as well as the ordinary men who served from the time of the English intervention in the Dutch war of independence to the death of William III.
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by OUP Oxford
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This is an academic book and covers some interesting aspects of history that has not been well covered. But it is not stylistically great and does rather read like a converted PhD thesis. I'm not sure what the editors were doing either as it is not particularly well proofread.