Chesterfield s Military Heritage

Change continued as Britain rationalised and trimmed the size of its peacetime armed forces. In 1961, the regiment found itself returning to the ... In 1902, it was redesignated The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire ...


Author: Gerry van Tonder

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445649771

Category: History

Page: 96

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Chesterfield's military heritage, from the Romans to the present day.

Surrey s Military Heritage

The brigade took up residence in February 1915 before moving on to Nottinghamshire for further training. The camp then became the Woodcote Park Convalescent Hospital. The hospital treated troops from Australia and New Zealand who had ...


Author: Paul Le Messurier

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445689630

Category: History

Page: 96

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The military heritage of Surrey from medieval times to the present day. This book provides a fascinating insight into the events, people and places that are Surrey’s Military Heritage.

Nottinghamshire s Military Heritage

Explore Nottinghamshire's military heritage, from Roman times to the present day, in this illustrated guide.


Author: Michael Kirkby


ISBN: 1445692252


Page: 96

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Explore Nottinghamshire's military heritage, from Roman times to the present day, in this illustrated guide.

A bibliography of British military history

23 Nottinghamshire 2569 BEARDSLEY, W. F. An account of the battle of Willoughby field, in the county of Nottingham. Trans Leicestershire Arch Soc. 10 (1911-12) 79–88. Repr. an account of the battle published in July 1648.


Author: Anthony Bruce

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783111660219

Category: Political Science

Page: 359

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Nottingham s Military Legacy

Later that year, the Royalist victory at the Battle of Newark was key in the re-establishment of the Crown's control in Nottinghamshire and elsewhere in the region. Parliamentarian Sir John Meldrum had laid siege to Newark with a force ...


Author: Gerry van Tonder

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526707604

Category: History

Page: 128

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Two years after landing on English soil in 1066, William of Normandy erected a strategic castle at Nottingham, thereby creating an enduring military nexus through to the modern era.On 22 August 1642, in his endeavours to quash Parliamentarian insurrection in the Midlands, King Charles raised his standard over Nottingham Castle, a rallying call to all Royalists to support their monarch. Loyalty to the Crown was, however, divided, and before long Parliamentarian forces garrisoned the castle. Late in the eighteenth century, a town troop of Yeomanry was raised in Nottingham, the foundation of the future South Notts Yeomanry. The yeomanry assisted regular troops by helping restore peace during the so-called Bread Riots of 1795, at a time when many of the towns men had been committed to military duty during the French Revolutionary Wars. Five troops of the towns yeomanry were again called up for service during the civil unrest of the Luddite Riots of 181118. This pattern of service continued over several decades. Evolving into a regiment, the yeomanry were repeatedly deployed against civil dissenters the Nottingham Riot, and the Reform Bill and Chartist Riots.After seeing combat during the Peninsula Wars in 1815, in the latter half of the 1800s, the 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot formed part of a British invasion force into Afghanistan from India, to curb Russian interventionism in this remote and desolate region. The outbreak of war in distant South Africa in 1899 placed enormous strain on Britains military capability. From Nottingham and other county towns, regiments of yeomanry, Hussars and Sherwood Rangers were dispatched to the hostile environment of the African veld. Nottinghams sons then answered a call to arms in their thousands, only to also perish in their thousands on the Godforsaken soils of France and Flanders during the holocaust that was the Great War. Through the Second World War to the present, Nottinghams military units underwent successive phases of metamorphosis from infantry to antiaircraft and searchlight formations, followed by the relatively recent absorption into a regional entity: the Mercian Regiment. Today, Nottinghams castle and surrounds bear the symbols of a rich and diverse military legacy symbols of remembrance, of tribute, and of a tableau of military pride from ancient times.

Dictionary of British Military History

The Turkish 6th Army was forced to fall back on Sharqat, 60 miles from Mosul. ... Sherwood Foresters The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) was formed (1881) by the amalgamation of the 45th Nottinghamshire ...


Author: George Usher

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408102237

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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From the invasion of Britain by the Danes through the battle of Hastings, Agincourt and Waterloo up to the present day, this fascinating dictionary includes entries on battles, campaigns and famous commanders, as well as ranks, regiments, uniforms and weapons. The reader will find an outline of the British army since its formation in the 17th century, together with brief histories of battles and biographies of great military leaders. A handy reference source for all levels of student or enthusiast, including the general reader of historical reference and anyone with an interest in the British military.

A Military History of the English Civil War 1642 1646

Military operations against it during the winter were limited to probing attacks , which achieved nothing . ... He then felt strong enough to lead a brigade into Nottinghamshire in obedience to the king's command to assist the sheriff ...


Author: Malcolm Wanklyn

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582772818

Category: History

Page: 308

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In the process many traditional ideas are challenged and others defended. Its revisionist approach is aimed at bringing scholarship in the operational aspects of the Civil War to the level it has attained in other aspects of seventeenth-century studies."--Jacket.

Military History on the Web

A Comprehensive Introduction for Genealogists and Military Historians Simon Fowler ... in neighbouring Nottinghamshire at contains an interesting series of articles, ...


Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783409068

Category: History

Page: 192

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There are thousands of websites devoted to all aspects of military history from ancient Greece to the modern Gulf. This unique book helps you find the ones that will help with your research whether you are checking out a soldier ancestor or an airman or researching a naval campaign. It also features sites that are entertaining or controversial. Sections cover the British armed services and their long military history, but the author also describes in detail websites that focus on American and Canadian forces. A Guide to Military History on the Internet is a companion volume to Pen & Sword's best-selling Tracing Your Army Ancestors by the same author.

A Military History of the English Civil War

Having established garrisonsto safeguard thefourmost northerlycountiesof England, Newcastle andhisarmy marchedinto Yorkshire. ... He then felt strong enoughtolead abrigadeinto Nottinghamshire inobedience to the king«s command toassist ...


Author: Malcolm Wanklyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317868392

Category: History

Page: 328

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A Military History of the English Civil War examines how the civil war was won, who fought for whom, and why it ended. With a straightforward style and clear chronology that enables readers to make their own judgements and pursue their own interests further, this original history provides a thorough critique of the reasons that have been cited for Parliament's victory and the King's defeat in 1645/46. It discusses the strategic options of the Parliamentary and Royalist commanders and councils of war and analyses the decisions they made, arguing that the King’s faulty command structure was more responsible for his defeat than Sir Thomas Fairfax's strategic flair. It also argues that the way that resources were used, rather than the resources themselves, explain why the war ended when it did.

A Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology

“Four More English Medieval 'Castle' Sites in Nottinghamshire,” Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire 99 (1995), 65–72. Stout, Matthew. The Irish Ringfort. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1997. Summerson, H.R.T., M. Trueman ...


Author: Kelly DeVries

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004164451

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 481

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This is the second update of "A Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology," which appeared in 2002. It is meant to do two things: to present references to works on medieval military history and technology not included in the first two volumes; and to present references to all books and articles published on medieval military history and technology from 2003 to 2006. These references are divided into the same categories as in the first two volumes and cover a chronological period of the same length, from late antiquity to 1648, again in order to present a more complete picture of influences on and from the Middle Ages. It also continues to cover the same geographical area as the first and second volume, in essence Europe and the Middle East, or, again, influences on and from this area. The languages of these bibliographical references reflect this geography.