22 March 2012

The Contested Origins of the British Army, 1645-1704


In this video from the National Army Museum Dr Neil Faulkner, Research Fellow at Bristol University, explores the creation of a mould-breaking 'British way of war' that enabled the British to humble the power of France and win a global empire.

Dr Faulkner explains the struggle during the English Civil War to form armies from the 'middling sort' and Cromwell's success in instilling discipline in his New Model Army.

A full transcription of the lecture - and information on more lunchtime talks - can be found at the National Army Museum website.

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