British Cavalryman 1792 - 1815 by Philip Haythornthwaite, Richard Hook

By Philip Haythornthwaite, Richard Hook

Книга Osprey - Warrior №8. British Cavalryman 1792 - 1815 Osprey - Warrior №8. British Cavalryman 1792 - 1815 Книги Вооружение Автор: Philip Haythornthwaite Год издания: 2002 Формат: pdf Издат.:Osprey Страниц: sixty eight Размер: 11.7 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:In the campaigns of the French innovative and Napoleonic Wars, the deserved attractiveness of the British infantry has tended to overshadow the contribution of the cavalry, yet actually they did shape an essential component of the military, engaging in tasks an important to the good fortune of different fingers. British Cavalryman 1792-1815 recounts what those tasks have been and examines the lads who played them. different regiments of the cavalry are indexed and a few of the palms extra unique or specialist corps, similar to the Kings German Legion, tested.

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1600 This figure comes from a map of Ulster drawn during Tyrone's rebellion, so is presumably typical of the traditional kern still fielded at that date alongside the Earl's more up-to-date calivermen and pikemen. Clearly shields were still in use among kern even at this late date, as is confirmed by English writers. Dymmok described them as wooden targets; but Spenser in 1596 recorded the Ulster Irish using long, broad wicker shields which he only saw in use 'amongst those northern people and Irish Scots'.

The Board of Trinity College, Dublin) PACATA HIBERNIA Despite numerous forays into English-held territory, Tyrone's strategy at the end of the 16th century was almost entirely defensive. He was just as aware of England's military potential as he was of Irish inability to fight a conventional war, and had decided that his one real hope was to prolong the conflict until it became just too expensive for the Crown to prosecute it any further. His plan, however, was defective on two counts: it failed to recognise Queen Elizabeth's determination; and it reckoned without a commander of Lord Mountjoy's calibre.

Elsewhere he also records leather shields 'which in Ireland they also use in many places coloured after their rude fashion'. F1: English pikeman, 1578 This man's armour and dress are typical of the last quarter of the 16th century. In accordance with prevailing custom among pikemen he has discarded the tassets of his corselet. During the 1580s it became common practice to abandon the arm harness too, while Sir John Smythe records that pikemen serving in Ireland often discarded their breast- and backplates.

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