Military Antiquities Respecting a History of the English Army; From the Conquest to the Present Time Volume 1

Military Antiquities Respecting a History of the English Army; From the Conquest to the Present Time Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1786 edition. Excerpt: ...(n) the other half with partizans, and both with swords; they had then wages and diet allowed them, (o) their duty was to wait upon the queen in her standing houses, forty by day, and twenty by night. At St. ames's they waited in the first room above stairs, called the guard chamber. It is also their duty to attend the sovereign abroad by land or water. i AT present this corps confists of a captain, lieutenant and ensign, four exons, a clerk of the cheque, two messengers, and an hundred yeomen, eight of whom are called ushers. Six are called yeomen hangers, and two yeomen bed goers. The pay of the cap'tain is Iool. per annum, the lieutenant 5001. and the ensign 3001. The exons 1501. each, the clerk of the checque the same. Each of the ushers 491. tts. 3d. each hanger and bed goer the like pay as the ushers, and every other yeoman, 391. 1 is. 3d. IN ancient times, when an army was to be raised, either for foreign service, or to guard against invasions or domestic insurrections, the feudal tenants and the posse' comitatus being assembled in their proper districts, by the usual methods before mentioned, they were inspefted by certain provincial os-licers termed arraitores, in English arrayers; two or more, being trusty and experienced officers, were commonly appointed by the king's commisston for each county. It was the duty of these arrayers not only to inspect the soldiers, and see that they were able bodied and fit for service, but also that they were properly armed, accoutred, and otherwise appointed, according to their (tation and the nature of their service. They were likewisex to arrange both the cavalry and infantry into their proper bodies, equivalent to the present divisions of squads, troops, companies and battalions. i (n) CHAMBER-LArN...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635353
  • 9781236635358
  • 2,272,325