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By Alexia Grosjean

ISBN-10: 184893467X

ISBN-13: 9781848934672

Box Marshal Alexander Leslie was once the top rating commander from the British Isles to serve within the Thirty Years’ conflict. although Leslie’s lifestyles presents the thread that runs via this paintings, the authors use his tale to discover the affects of the Thirty Years’ conflict, the British Civil Wars and the age of army Revolution.

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However, on learning that the northern Catholic lords were gathering in open arms, the king assembled his own forces at the start of April 1589 and led an army of 3,000 men north. 59 James was then able to march into Aberdeen, where he accepted the obedience of most of the local gentry. 60 It was not long after that Huntly begged the king’s forgiveness, though his submission was only temporary. James’s final campaign against Huntly reveals the level of military resources available in Scotland at this period.

The question as to how the king could muster his armies to confront his enemies is answered by looking to the nature of Scottish militia structures on the cusp of the seventeenth century. 73 However, the government’s attempts to curb localized violence through such measures merely stated that weapons should not be carried. There remained an expectation of ownership 20 Alexander Leslie and the Scottish Generals of the Thirty Years’ War, 1618–1648 and proficiency to be demonstrated at wapinschaws in order that they could be utilized in the defence of the realm if so required.

73 However, the government’s attempts to curb localized violence through such measures merely stated that weapons should not be carried. There remained an expectation of ownership 20 Alexander Leslie and the Scottish Generals of the Thirty Years’ War, 1618–1648 and proficiency to be demonstrated at wapinschaws in order that they could be utilized in the defence of the realm if so required. During the early part of James VI’s reign, wapinschaws were organized by the regency government. The first of these was held in July 1578, although it was only in 1584, once James had reached his majority, that it was decreed that wapinschaws were to be held twice a year.

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