Louis XIV's Army cover
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Louis XIV's army was in many ways the first modern army. After assuming power in 1661, Louis abolished the post of Colonel Général of Infantry so he could exercise direct control over the armed forces in his realm. The king demanded order, discipline and absolute loyalty from his army, and he introduced a military draft in 1688 - the first step towards what we know as conscription in modern armies. This book chronicles the development of Louis XIV's army during his 54-year reign, including the units, uniforms and weapons of the elite Maison du Roi. Numerous illustrations portray the uniforms, colours and standards of his troops in vivid detail.

Table of Contents

Chronology · The Era of Louis XIV · The Army in 1661 · Units, Uniforms and Weapons: Maison du Roi · Line Infantry · Line Cavalry · Colours and Standards · The Plates

Product details

Published 24 Nov 1988
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850458503
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 203
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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René Chartrand

RENÉ CHARTRAND was born in Montreal and educated i…

Illustrator

Francis Back

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