THE ARMIES OF PHILIP IV OF SPAIN 1621-1665: THE FIGHT FOR EUROPEAN SUPREMACY
312pp,m fully illus.incl.8 colour plates, P.B. 2019. The aim of the book is to examine the armies and troops of Philip IV and particularly the famous Spanish Tercios deployed in north Europe, Italy and in the Iberian Peninsula. The book covers the organization and development of the Tercios, the tactics used, recruitment and the life of the ordinary soldiers. The development of the Spanish cavalry and its organization is also covered in depth, along with the financing of the army.