Marlborough's Army 1702–11

Marlborough's Army 1702–11

Men-at-Arms 97
  • Author: Michael Barthorp
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: MAA 97
  • Publication Date: 1 Dec 1980
  • ISBN: 9780850453461
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The succession of the French Duke of Anjou to the Spanish throne in 1700 provoked the formation of a Grand Alliance to thwart the king's expansionist ambitions. Led by the Duke of Marlborough, the army of the Grand Alliance declared war on France. Between 1702 and 1711, this united force, comprised of English, Dutch, Danish, Prussian, Austrian and other German troops, were victorious at such historic battles as Blenheim, Oudenarde and Malplaquet. This book chronicles Marlborough's campaigns in the War of the Spanish Succession, detailing the tactics, troops and uniforms of his army.

Biographical Note

Michael Barthorp was educated at Wellington College and was commissioned into the Rifle Brigade in 1946. Demobilized in 1948, he served as a Territorial with the Royal Hampshire Regiment before rejoining the Regular Army in the Northamptonshire Regiment to continue a family tradition, ending his career with the Royal Anglian Regiment in 1968. He has since published numerous books on the history and costume of the British Army, including nine titles for the Men-at-Arms series. He lived in the Channel Islands. Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.


Chronology of the War of the Spanish Succession Political and Military Background Officers and Men Organization, Armament and Employment Grand Tactics The British Army in the War of the Spanish Succession Uniform and Equipment The Plates

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