General Percy Kirke and the Later Stuart Army

General Percy Kirke and the Later Stuart Army

With the aid of his own earlier work in the field, additional primary sources and a recently-rediscovered letter book, John Childs looks beyond the fictionalisation of Kirke, most notably by R. D. Blackmore in Lorna Doone, to investigate ...

Author: John Childs

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441123923

Category: History

Page: 272

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General Percy Kirke (c. 1647-91) is remembered in Somerset as a cruel, vicious thug who deluged the region in blood after the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. He is equally notorious in Northern Ireland. Appointed to command the expedition to raise the Siege of Londonderry in 1689, his assumed treachery nearly resulted in the city's fall and he was made to look ridiculous when the blockade was eventually lifted by a few sailors in a rowing boat. Yet Kirke was closely involved in some of the most important events in British and Irish history. He served as the last governor of the colony of Tangier; played a central role in facilitating the Glorious Revolution of 1688; and fought in the majority of the principal actions and campaigns undertaken by the newly-formed standing armies in England, Ireland and Scotland, especially the Battle of the Boyne and the first Siege of Limerick in 1689. With the aid of his own earlier work in the field, additional primary sources and a recently-rediscovered letter book, John Childs looks beyond the fictionalisation of Kirke, most notably by R. D. Blackmore in Lorna Doone, to investigate the historical reality of his career, character, professional competence, politics and religion. As well as offering fresh, detailed narratives of such episodes as Monmouth's Rebellion, the conspiracies in 1688 and the Siege of Londonderry, this pioneering biography also presents insights into contemporary military personnel, patronage, cliques and procedures.
Categories: History

To Save the Country

To Save the Country

For more on Kirke, see John Childs, General Percy Kirke and the Later Stuart Army (London: Bloomsbury, 2014). ‡‡ John Graham Claverhouse (1648?–1689), known as Bonnie Dundee, was a Scotsman and a soldier. His military service eventually ...

Author: Francis Lieber

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300245189

Category: Law

Page: 349

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A Civil War-era treatise addressing the power of governments in moments of emergency The last work of Abraham Lincoln’s law of war expert Francis Lieber was long considered lost—until Will Smiley and John Fabian Witt discovered it in the National Archives. Lieber’s manuscript on emergency powers and martial law addresses important contemporary debates in law and political philosophy and stands as a significant historical discovery. As a key legal advisor to the Lincoln White House, Columbia College professor Francis Lieber was one of the architects and defenders of Lincoln’s most famous uses of emergency powers during the Civil War. Lieber’s work laid the foundation for rules now accepted worldwide. In the years after the war, Lieber and his son turned their attention to the question of emergency powers. The Liebers’ treatise addresses a vital question, as prominent since 9/11 as it was in Lieber’s lifetime: how much power should the government have in a crisis? The Liebers present a theory that aims to preserve legal restraint, while giving the executive necessary freedom of action. Smiley and Witt have written a lucid introduction that explains how this manuscript is a key discovery in two ways: both as a historical document and as an important contribution to the current debate over emergency powers in constitutional democracies.
Categories: Law

A Guide to British Military History

A Guide to British Military History

Most recently, he has also revisited the period through the career of Percy Kirke in General Percy Kirke and the Later Stuart Army (2014).28 Matthew Glozier has also written a biography of William III's leading Huguenot general, ...

Author: Ian F. W. Beckett

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473856653

Category: History

Page: 224

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What exactly is military history? Forty years ago it meant battles, campaigns, great commanders, drums and trumpets. It was largely the preserve of military professionals and was used to support national history and nationalism. Now, though, the study of war has been transformed by the war and society approach, by the examination of identity, memory and gender, and a less Euro-centric and more global perspective. Generally it is recognised that war and conflict must be integrated into the wider narrative of historical development, and this is why Ian Becketts research guide is such a useful tool for anyone working in this growing field. It introduces students to all the key debates, issues and resources. While European and global perspectives are not neglected, there is an emphasis on the British experience of war since 1500. This survey of British military history will be essential reading and reference for anyone who has a professional or amateur interest in the subject, and it will be a valuable introduction for newcomers to it.
Categories: History

Armies and Political Change in Britain 1660 1750

Armies and Political Change in Britain  1660 1750

113 James himself may have been less overt in his demands for the highest military office as a result of suspicions over his political ... 94-97 ; John Childs , General Percy Kirke and the Later Stuart Army ( London , 2014 ) , pp .

Author: Hannah Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192592996

Category: History

Page: 448

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Armies and Political Change in Britain, 1660 -1750 argues that armies had a profound impact on the major political events of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Britain. Beginning with the controversial creation of a permanent army to protect the restored Stuart monarchy, this original and important study examines how armies defended or destroyed regimes during the Exclusion Crisis, Monmouth's Rebellion, the Revolution of 1688-1689, and the Jacobite rebellions and plots of the post-1714 period, including the '15 and '45. Hannah Smith explores the political ideas of 'common soldiers' and army officers and analyses their political engagements in a divisive, partisan world. The threat or hope of military intervention into politics preoccupied the era. Would a monarch employ the army to circumvent parliament and annihilate Protestantism? Might the army determine the succession to the throne? Could an ambitious general use armed force to achieve supreme political power? These questions troubled successive generations of men and women as the British army developed into a lasting and costly component of the state, and emerged as a highly successful fighting force during the War of the Spanish Succession. Armies and Political Change in Britain, 1660 - 1750 deploys an innovative periodization to explore significant continuities and developments across the reigns of seven monarchs spanning almost a century. Using a vivid and extensive array of archival, literary, and artistic material, the volume presents a striking new perspective on the political and military history of Britain.
Categories: History

The Mayflower Quarterly

The Mayflower Quarterly

He gathered additional support from the Roman Catholics in Ireland , until his army numbered over 25,000 ... On June 11 , a relief expedition commanded by Major General Percy Kirke reached the River Foyle , but Kirke hesitated to act ...



ISBN: WISC:89081202418

Category: Massachusetts


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Categories: Massachusetts

Redcoats and Courtesans

Redcoats and Courtesans

The Birth of the British Army (1660-1690) Noel T. St. John Williams ... Chelsea 104 King's Theatre ( see Theatre Royal ) Kinsale 212 Kirke , Colonel ( later General ) Percy 51-55 , 116 , 184 , 185 , 186 , 206 , 208 , 214 , 216 Kirke ...

Author: Noel T. St. John Williams

Publisher: Brassey's

ISBN: UOM:39015032491618

Category: Great Britain

Page: 318

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"[This] story will tell the birth of the modern British army? and of how and why it began. It will chronicle its dramatic growth within the space of two reigns, from a small force of foot and horse guards, which Charles II raised and paid out of his own pocket to protect his person and safeguard his throne, to a standing army of over three dozen famous regiments. This army saw active service on the Continent, in the colonies and on the African mainland, where at Tangier it would win the first battle honour to be inscribed on a British regimental colour. It is a story of wars, plots and rebellions, of fire and plague, of love and romance, and of two kings? I have attempted to place the army in its political and social setting, and to show how the events in which the regiments were engaged were shaped and influenced not only by the sovereigns but also by the men and women who surrounded them"--Preface.
Categories: Great Britain

History of England From 1485 to the end of the reign of Queen Anne 1714

History of England      From 1485 to the end of the reign of Queen Anne  1714

... 494-8 ; home King , Gregory , 435 politics and the peace , 496–500 ; his Kirke , Percy , Colonel , 467 character and ... 394 , 421 Milan , 494 Lily , William , 289 , 291 Military tactics : Stuart , 409-10 , Limerick , 484 495-6 .

Author: George Macaulay Trevelyan


ISBN: WISC:89095776266


Page: 286

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From 1714 to the present day

From 1714 to the present day

Killiecrankie , 479 , 495 King , Gregory , 435 Kirke , Percy , Colonel , 467 Knox , John , 331-5 LA HOGUE , 376 , 487-8 ... 489 Low Church party ( later Stuart ) , 452-3 , 470 Luther , Martin , 299 Lutheranism , 299-300 , 355 Lyme Regis ...

Author: George Macaulay Trevelyan


ISBN: UCR:31210003978325

Category: Great Britain

Page: 276

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Categories: Great Britain

The Revolution Against Christendom 1661 1815

The Revolution Against Christendom  1661 1815

He was also named James ( the Scots royal name ) and later called “ Jamie the Rover ” by the Scots Jacobites . ... had already told James that he would not support repeal of the Test Act . * ' General Percy Kirke , General Sir John ...

Author: Warren Hasty Carroll


ISBN: UOM:39015063320587

Category: Church and state

Page: 478

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Chronicles developments in Christianity and the Catholic church, the papacy and its place in world history from 1661 to 1815, focusing in particular on the church in France from the French revolution through the rule of Napoleon.
Categories: Church and state

Oxford Dictionary of Nicknames

Oxford Dictionary of Nicknames

Author: Andrew Delahunty

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114360626

Category: Nicknames

Page: 248

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A nickname often encapsulates some quality of attribute thought of as characteristic of a particular person. Many are used to express a value judgement ('Bloody Mary') or even to serve a propagandist function. This new dictionary identifies and explains the origins of a wide range ofnicknames applied to historical figures, politicians, sports people, actors, and entertainers, as well as to many places, organizations, and events. Nicknames featured range from the affectionate to the approbatory or frankly derogatory, and from Bonnie Prince Charlie to the Red Devils. Otherexamples include Dubya, the Beeb, Mac the Knife, Red Ken, and the Iron Lady.The dictionary is arranged alphabetically and includes appendices listing groups of nicknames, for example of football clubs. It also features a full General Index as well as a Thematic Index listing nicknames by topic from Politics to Sport.
Categories: Nicknames