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battle of Falkirk

battle of Falkirk  

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1298.*Wallace's victory at Stirling Bridge in 1297 had shaken the English hold on Scotland. Edward I assembled a large army and on 22 July 1298 defeated William Wallace's men near the river Carron.
battle of Naseby

battle of Naseby  

1645.The battle in the first civil war that extinguished royalist hopes which, after the defeat at Marston Moor, had rested largely on Montrose's brilliant Scottish campaign. In May 1645 Prince ...
billeting

billeting  

The right of the crown to demand accommodation for its troops was always part of the royal prerogative. Though it was never popular, since remuneration was often inadequate, it did not become a major ...
Charles XII

Charles XII  

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(1682–1718)King of Sweden (1697–1718). Three years after his succession, he embarked on the Great Northern War against the encircling powers of Denmark, Poland-Saxony, and Russia. In the early years ...
colours

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N.1 the flag of a regiment or ship.2 a national flag.3 the armed forces of a country, as symbolized by its flag: he was called to the colors during the war.[...]
Eugène of Savoy

Eugène of Savoy  

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(1663–1736)Prince of the House of Savoy. He was born in Paris; his mother, Olympe Mancini, was a niece of Mazarin. When Vienna was besieged by the Turks in 1683 he entered the Austrian army and ...
horse

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N.1 cavalry: forty horse and sixty foot.2 a horizontal bar, rail, or rope in the rigging of a sailing ship for supporting something.v. (usually be horsed) provide (a person or vehicle) with a horse ...
Huguenot

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A French Protestant of the 16th–17th centuries. Largely Calvinist, the Huguenots suffered severe persecution at the hands of the Catholic majority, and many thousands emigrated from France.The name ...
light troops

light troops  

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Is a phrase used throughout military history to distinguish unencumbered, agile soldiers by contrast with the ‘heavy’ or line infantry and cavalry. Modern usage first rose to real prominence during ...
military headdress

military headdress  

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The protection and embellishment of the warrior's head has preoccupied warriors themselves, as well as their armourers and hatters, since the earliest history of organized warfare. Since damage to ...
mounted infantry

mounted infantry  

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The practice of putting infantry on horses to increase their mobility is an ancient one. Medieval English archers were sometimes mounted to enable them to keep pace with men-at-arms, and ...
Thomas Fairfax

Thomas Fairfax  

(1612–71).Fairfax was probably the best commander on the parliamentary side in the civil wars. His career started inauspiciously in March 1643 when he was beaten by Goring at Seacroft Moor in ...
uniforms

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N. the distinctive clothing worn by members of the same organization: an officer in uniform.

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