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An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702
This book explores the ways in which the diverse military experiences at home and abroad of the British and Irish people during the seventeenth century introduced modern military theory and practice into the Three Kingdoms of the British Isles and shaped the embryonic British army that emerged during the reign of the soldier-king William III.
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA
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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.