THE MILITIA OF THE MONMOUTH REBELLION
In his political moves to expend his small regular army, James II denigrated his militia, saying they were not up to the job of defending the county, and implying that they were cowardly, ill-disciplined, poorly administrated, badly led, and prone to deserting.
James and his senior commanders, in a remarkable piece of political spin created a picture of an unreliable force, virtually useless on all occasions. This concocted interpretation has been repeated by generations of historians, but the problem is that it's just not true.
This volume delves into the state of the militia of The Monmouth Rebellion and reveals just what a well-organized equipped and creditable army they were, being capable of drilling, marching and even fighting when called upon to do so.
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