THE FIRST BRITISH ARMY, 1624-1628: THE ARMY OF THE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM
224pp., 30 illus., maps. 2016. The army raised by Charles I in 1625 for his war against Spain -and subsequently, with France – is most famous for its failure. However, it is one of the best-documented armies of the early 17th century. Covers the expeditions to Cadiz, the Isle de Rhe and the siege of La Rochelle. Also covered are the campaigns of Count Ernest von Mansfeldt’s and Sir Charles Morgan’s armies at this time, which fought at Breda, Dessau Bridge and against the forces of the Holy Roman Empire.