Historical Records of the British Army [Infantry] ...

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Page 26 - the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless with the consent of Parliament, was against law.
Page 147 - ... Monmouth, in the affair at Boswell bridge, where a tumultary insurrection of the Scots was suppressed, June 22, 1679. He commanded a party of horse at Sedgmoor fight, where the Duke was defeated, July 6, 1685 ; and was Lieutenant-Colonel to the Duke of York's Troop, of His Majesty's Horse-Guards, and Commissioner for executing the office of Master of the Horse to King Charles II. He was afterwards first Equerry and Major General of the Army of King James II., and suffered banishment with his...
Page 15 - William then gave orders that every soldier should be provided with a good stock of ammunition, and be ready to march at break of day, with a green bough or sprig in his hat, to distinguish him from the enemy, who wore pieces of white paper in theirs. The word that night was
Page 9 - ... privations, and sickness, defeated, at Agincourt, the Constable of France, at the head of the flower of the French nobility and an army said to amount to 60,000 men, and gained a complete victory. During the seventy years...
Page 6 - Daggers were so contrived as to fit in the muzzles of the muskets, and bayonets, similar to those at present in use, were adopted about twenty years afterwards. " An Ordnance regiment was raised in 1685, by order of King James II., to guard the artillery, and was designated the Royal Fusiliers (now 7th Foot). This corps, and the companies of grenadiers, did not carry pikes.
Page 121 - Thus fell, at an early age, one of the brightest ornaments of his profession ; one who, whether at the head of a regiment, a brigade, or corps, had alike displayed the. talents of command ; who was not less beloved in his private than enthusiastically admired in his public character; and whose only fault if it may be deemed so, was an excess of gallantry, enterprise, and devotion to the service.

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