By Roger B. Manning
This ebook explores the ways that the various army studies at domestic and in a foreign country of the British and Irish humans through the 17th century brought glossy army thought and perform into the 3 Kingdoms of the British Isles and formed the embryonic British military that emerged throughout the reign of the soldier-king William III.
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A. Hayes-McCoy, ‘Strategy and Tactics in Irish Warfare, 1593–1601’, IHS 2 (1940–1), 256–7; Morgan, Tyrone’s Rebellion, ch. 8. The Irish wars 19 continued to prefer guerilla tactics within a defensive strategy. O’Neill’s men were best at skirmishes and large-scale ambushes, but usually avoided sieges and pitched battles because they were vulnerable to even the lightest ﬁeld artillery, and because under the stress of battle the Irish soldiers would sometimes revert to the traditional methods of Irish warfare.
Quinn, The Elizabethans and the Irish (1966), 133; V. Carey, ‘The Irish Face of Machiavelli: Richard Beacon’s Solon his Follie (1594) and Republican Ideology in the Conquest of Ireland’, in H. ), Political Ideology in Ireland, 1541–1641 (1999), 86–9. ²⁷ The English government asserted that the English crown held title to Ireland by right of conquest dating to the Norman invasion of Ireland. Queen Elizabeth assumed that once the rebellious Irish chieftains were defeated, her Irish subjects would be entitled to the same rights and protection as her English subjects, whereas the Scots were trespassers and could be ejected.
M. Hill, Fire and Sword: Sorley Boy MacDonnell and the Rise of Clan Ian Mor, 1538–1590 (1993), 1; J. Bardon, A History of Ulster (1992), 83–5. ²⁹ N. P. Canny, The Elizabethan Conquest of Ireland: A Pattern Established, 1565–76 (1976), 47–8, 50, 54–5; J. B. Black, The Reign of Elizabeth, 1558–1603 (1936), 391–2. The Irish wars 13 taken. Those Irish lords and chieftains who did make submission were compelled to approach Gilbert’s tent by walking between two rows of severed heads. ³⁰ In fact, the use of such extreme methods appears to have originated with Gilbert, and Elizabeth and her Privy Council accepted the argument that they were justiﬁed.
An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702 by Roger B. Manning