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Introduction

Steven Gunn, David Grummitt, and Hans Cools

in War, State, and Society in England and the Netherlands 1477-1559

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207503
eISBN:
9780191708848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207503.003.009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter introduces the nobility in England and the Netherlands, and the role of war in the relationship between the princes and noblemen. Though noble land-holding and political influence varied ... More


Nobles in Command

Steven Gunn, David Grummitt, and Hans Cools

in War, State, and Society in England and the Netherlands 1477-1559

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207503
eISBN:
9780191708848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207503.003.011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter investigates the special position of noblemen who acted as leading military commanders. The appointment of provincial governors, lords lieutenant, wardens of the marches, and deputies in ... More


The System

John Merriman

in Police Stories: Building the French State, 1815-1851

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195072532
eISBN:
9780199867790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072532.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides an overview of the history of the municipal police in France through the French Revolution and the Napoleonic period. It shows how the Revolution accentuated the construction of ... More


Brides and Prejudice

Peter Robb

in Sentiment and Self: Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075127
eISBN:
9780199080878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075127.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents the details of Sarah Blechynden's life. Her father, Richard Blechynden, was displeased when she did not meet him in 1812 and 1813. He declared that she would ‘bitterly regret ... More


The campus martius: the domestic school of war

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Lacking a standing army for home defence, England depended upon a select militia system which enrolled the more substantial householders and sent overseas those socially less desirable persons, whom ... More


‘Lieutenant General of the King’

W. A. Sessions

in Henry Howard the Poet Earl of Surrey: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186250
eISBN:
9780191674457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186250.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

By Royal Letters Patent issued on September 1545, Henry VIII designated the poet Earl of Surrey, ‘The King's Lieutenant’ (a civil appointment) and ‘Captain-General’ (a military appointment for ... More


The Lieutenant Nun: Catalina de Eruaso (1592?–l650)—Soldiers' Tales and Virginity

Catalina De Erauso

in Neither Saints Nor Sinners: Writing the Lives of Women in Spanish America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157239
eISBN:
9780199849680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157239.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Catalina de Erauso deliberately rejected the religious life: she escaped the convent, dressed as a man, became a soldier, and a murderer. Yet when her true identity was discovered by a bishop, she ... More


A Difficult Winter

Lawrence R. Laboda

in From Selma to Appomattox: The History of the Jeff Davis Artillery

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109979
eISBN:
9780199853892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109979.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

First Lieutenant Robert F. Beckham is introduced in this chapter. With his teachings, the Alabamians were developed into a respectable body of cannonneers, and as a result, the command of the ... More


On the Carolina Coast: Fifth Regiment South Carolina Reserves: Letters 59 through 73 Letters 59 through 73 26 November 1862 through 9 February 1863

Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton

in “A Gentleman and an Officer”: A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093124
eISBN:
9780199853915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Griffin's wartime letters to his wife Leila dated from November 26, 1862 to February 9, 1863. These letters are about Griffin's decision to accept the commission with the ... More


Miles's Campaign to Conquer

Odie B. Faul

in The Geronimo Campaign

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083514
eISBN:
9780199854141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083514.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The end of the Civil War found Nelson Appleton Miles unwilling to quit the military life. On April 27, 1886, General Miles got his first taste of Apache warfare. Geronimo and Nachez struck across the ... More


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