Francis H. Skrine & James Grant
The War of Austrian Succession and its most notable battle
The Battle of Fontenoy was one of the most notable engagements in The War of Austrian Succession. An allied army, from Britain, Hanover, t..
Lees Knowles, Charles Townshend & James Grant
A profile of an outstanding military commander of the Seven Years War
The principal subject of this book, Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, is a particularly fascinating character for students o..
Frederick II, King of Prussia
The handbook of battle by an 18th century master
Frederick the Great was one of the most outstanding figures in European history. He was, in the eighteenth century, the monarch of a German state, P..
Johann Wilhelm von Archenholz
Frederick the Great’s struggles during the Seven Years War
The Seven Years War, 1754-62, shaped the modern world. It was a truly global conflict fought in India, America and Europe, as Britain stru..
J. W. Fortescue
Two disastrous campaigns against the rising tide of Revolution.
Among British Army historians the reputation of Sir John Fortescue stands virtually without equal. His comprehensive fourteen volume ..
J. W. Fortescue
The British Army During the War of Austrian Succession & Seven Years’ War in Europe 1740-1763
The redcoats at war in Europe during the 18th century
Among British Army historians the reputation of Sir John Fortescue stands virtually without equal. His comprehensive fourteen volume history is..
J. W. Fortescue
the Wars of the British Army and the Duke of Marlborough 1672-1712
The Campaigns of the Duke of Marlborough
Among British Army historians the reputation of Sir John Fortescue stands virtually without equal. His comprehensive fourteen volume history is a work of un..
Walter Temple Willcox
the 5th Dragoons in Ireland, the Low Countries and the War of Spanish Succession 1688-1711
The glorious beginnings of a forgotten regiment
Most regiments of the British Army are able to trace their history in an unbroken line to the date of their creation. Not so the British cavalry regi..
Mercenaries in Foreign Service from the 14th to 19th Centuries
Claymore for hire—the story of the Scottish mercenary
There have always been mercenaries and some nations have a better temperament for the trade than others. Mercenaries, both historically and pre..
M. De La Colonie
The Recollections of a French Dragoon Officer During the War of Spanish Succession
An essential first hand account from a French soldier
Personal accounts by French soldiers have not proliferated in the English language and those that concern the Napoleonic Wars are much sought a..
George Bruce Malleson
An Analysis of Tactics From 217 B.C.-1857 A. D. by Describing the Historical Examples
A history and analysis of the most devastating tactic
Most students of military history will be familiar with the works of George Bruce Malleson; he was a prodigious author on the subject and his s..
Hannah Snell & Anonymous
Two Accounts of Women Who Served & Fought as Men
The Female Soldier; or, the Surprising Life and Adventures of Hannah Snell
Frances Scanagatti or, the Female Soldier
The women who marched to war
Female soldiers are always something of a curiosity and these two brief accounts, one British the other Italian, might not have seen individual re-publication in modern..
The British-Russian Expedition Against the Gallo-Batavian Forces in the Low Countries
An early campaign of the long war for Europe
This anonymously written account concerns itself with an early episode in Britain’s struggle with the Revolutionary France that would shortly evolve int..
The Life and Adventures of Mrs. Christian Davies, Commonly Called Mother Ross, on Campaign with the Duke of Marlborough
The astonishing life of a woman soldier
When John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, rode among his ‘men’ in the campaigns that immortalised him as one of Britain’s most accomplished military commande..
F. W. Longman
Prussia and the Seven Years War in Europe
Our perception of Prussia at the height of its powers may colour our view of perhaps its most significant leader, Frederick. Indeed that he is always known..