This Seat of Mars

    This Seat of Mars

    War and the British Isles, 1485-1746

    Charles Carlton

    Yale University Press 2011

    Paperback 352pp Illustrated

    9780300197143   Product Code: 21133

    The British state, as it came to be, was shaped by war. This immensely readable history follows three centuries of conflict at home and abroad, tracing its territorial, social and economic consequences. From Flodden through the Civil War to the second Jacobite uprising, it looks at how wars were funded, and how armies were levied, fed and supplied. Packed with detail and anecdote, it also charts the impact of war on both individuals and the structure of society.

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