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This Seat of Mars: War and the British Isles, 1485-1746

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Shakespeare was not exaggerating when he defined being a soldier as one of the seven ages of man. Over the early modern period, many millions of young men from the four corners of thepresent United Kingdom went to war, often—and most bloodily—against each other. The almost continuous fighting on land and sea for the two and one-half centuries between Bosworth and Culloden ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 22nd 2011 by Yale University Press
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