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HillervonGaertringen Sponsoring Member of TMP of Helion and Co Ltd writes:

The 2018 Century of the Soldier 1618-1721 Conference

National Army Museum

Defending the Crown

The armies of the later Stuart Monarchs 1660-1719
Saturday, 20th September at the National Army Museum, Chelsea, London
Tickets – £20.00 GBP including drinks on arrival

Papers Confirmed So Far Include:

  • Lobster pots and buff coats – cavalry armor in Britain c.1660-1710.
  • Highland dress and tartan in The Stuart armies in the Risings of 1689 and 1715.
  • The Transition of the English Army from James II to William III.
  • The Scottish Army from the restoration to the Revolution of 1688.
  • The decline of the pike in the armies of the British Isles 1685-1707.

With More to be Confirmed:

The restoration in 1660 saw the returning Stuart Monarchy inherit an army potentially hostile to their cause. The Cromwellian Army was for the most part disbanded. Those regiments that remained, essentially the Royal Guards, are arguably the ancestors of the modern British Army. Dealing with internal rebellion and overseas intervention, the army under Charles and then James II had grown to over 40,000. Increasing involvement with the European Wars under William IIIrd saw the figure increase to 75,000.

However, it was not just regular troops that could be called on to support the Stuarts. Fighting in Ireland and Scotland was to see increasing numbers of irregulars fighting for the Stuart throne. This conference looks at the armies, both regular and rebel, that fought for the Stuart monarchy and cause. A wide range of papers and topics will examine the nature of conflict, military material culture, and support for the rapidly expanding and diverse nature of the soldiers – Irish, Scottish, and English – that support the claim of the Stuart family.

Tickets: £20.00 GBP per person, include drinks on arrival. To book, please go here.

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