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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


Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Luciano Canfora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book is a profile of an extraordinary man, and a new interpretation of one of the most controversial figures in history. Julius Caesar played a leading role in the politics and culture of a ... 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


Conclusion: Adoptive Brothers or Lovers?

Pierre Chaplais

in Piers Gaveston: Edward II's Adoptive Brother

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204497
eISBN:
9780191676314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204497.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

No record evidence has been found that can be said to prove conclusively that, in the early days of his relationship with Piers Gaveston, Edward of Carnarvon contracted with him a compact of adoptive ... 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


Geronimo's Final Surrender

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/9780195083514.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the events leading to Geronimo's final surrender. As senior officer in the camp, Captain Lawton had the responsibility for getting Geronimo safely to a peace conference with ... More


The Fight for Glory

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/9780195083514.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the politics after the surrender of Geronimo, as various officers and politicians fought for credit for the surrender of Geronimo, a lengthy campaign in itself. Lieutenant ... More


Naval Officers: A Social Profile

Bernard Capp

in Cromwell's Navy: The Fleet and the English Revolution 1648–1660

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201151
eISBN:
9780191674822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201151.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the background and recruitment of naval officers, and the pattern of their careers in the state's service. It describes the commissioned officers, captains, and lieutenants who ... More


Recriminations: Viceroy’s Memorandum and Bishops’ Memorial

DONAL A. KERR

in ‘A Nation of Beggars’?: Priests, People, and Politics in Famine Ireland, 1846–1852

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207375
eISBN:
9780191677649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207375.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

By May 1847, the second and most disastrous year of the Famine, with its horrendous death-toll, was over. The failure and death of Daniel O'Connell and the feeling of helplessness in the country when ... More


Conclusion

Olga Kucherenko

in Little Soldiers: How Soviet Children Went to War, 1941-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199585557
eISBN:
9780191725043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585557.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

Gradually conditioned to accept the regime and its ideology, Soviet youngsters developed an identity and a set of beliefs that became a non-reflexive driving force for many young volunteers during ... More


Chapter V

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0059
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author becomes munshi to the Bheel agent and is transferred to Lieutenant C.F. Hart. He describes his expedition to Nagar Parkar, comments on a Marátha horseman's impudence, the decision of the ... More


‘Lele consail for the comoun profite’: Kings, Guardians and Councils in the Scottish Kingdom, c.1250–1450

Michael Brown

in The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780197266038
eISBN:
9780191844805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266038.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The history of royal government in Scotland between 1250 and 1450 is one of recurrent crises and absences. The use of royal councils as a formal or informal means of providing or augmenting the ... More


“We bid farewell to cadet gray and don the army blue”

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

There was much drinking in the army and in the social circles Charles Summerall frequented. Throughout his life, he made it a rule not to drink any kind of alcohol or use tobacco in any form. ... More


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