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The Resource The Irish in the Spanish armies in the seventeenth century, Eduardo de Mesa

The Irish in the Spanish armies in the seventeenth century, Eduardo de Mesa

Label
The Irish in the Spanish armies in the seventeenth century
Title
The Irish in the Spanish armies in the seventeenth century
Statement of responsibility
Eduardo de Mesa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is well-known that many Irishmen who refused to submit to the English in the reigns of Elizabeth and the early Stuart kings, including the famous earls of Tyrone and Tyrconnell, went to fight for the king of Spain, but what they did when they joined the Spanish armies is much less well-known. This book provides a wealth of detail on the activities of the Irish in the Spanish armies in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It outlines who the Irish soldiers were, how they were recruited and the terms under which they served. It discusses their military roles both in the wars in Flanders between the Spanish and their former Dutch subjects, and, later, in the Hispanic peninsula, showing how the Irish were often employed as elite troops who made significant contributions to major military actions, such as the siege of Breda in 1624. It examines military tactics, explores the politics of the Spanish armies, showing how the Irish fitted in, and discusses how, when the rebellion of 1641 broke out in Ireland, many Irish soldiers returned to Ireland to resume the fight against the English
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Mesa, Eduardo de
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Irish historical monographs series
Series volume
[12]
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  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Ireland
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Armed Forces
  • Recruiting and enlistment
  • Ireland
  • Spain
Label
The Irish in the Spanish armies in the seventeenth century, Eduardo de Mesa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frontcover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword by Dr David Parrott; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Glossary; Conventions; Introduction; The Irish Military Contingent in Flanders, 1605-44; 1. Origins, Composition and Strength; 2. Recruiting and Levies for the Irish Tercios in Flanders; 3. Irishmen in the War of Flanders, 1621-44; Plates and Maps; The Irish Tercios in the Peninsula, 1630-44; 4. An Urgent Need of Soldiers for Spain; 5. The War Experience of Tyrone's Tercio, 1638-42; 6. The Long Journey of Tyrconnell's Tercio, 1639-44; 7. The Irish in the War against Portugal, 1641-4
Control code
ocn894104625
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 242 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782043133
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6nvqbs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894104625
Label
The Irish in the Spanish armies in the seventeenth century, Eduardo de Mesa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frontcover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword by Dr David Parrott; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Glossary; Conventions; Introduction; The Irish Military Contingent in Flanders, 1605-44; 1. Origins, Composition and Strength; 2. Recruiting and Levies for the Irish Tercios in Flanders; 3. Irishmen in the War of Flanders, 1621-44; Plates and Maps; The Irish Tercios in the Peninsula, 1630-44; 4. An Urgent Need of Soldiers for Spain; 5. The War Experience of Tyrone's Tercio, 1638-42; 6. The Long Journey of Tyrconnell's Tercio, 1639-44; 7. The Irish in the War against Portugal, 1641-4
Control code
ocn894104625
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 242 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782043133
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6nvqbs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894104625

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