This book, originally published in 1977 examines in detail the organisation, training, and personnel of the British Army during the eighteenth century, and explains how the government policies of containing the enemy and colonial conquest were achieved. It also illustrates how the Army survived the constant nervousness of Parliament in reducing its strength after each emergency had passed. There are specific chapters devoted to the strategies of Marlborough, Amherst and Howe and to tactics as displayed at the battles of Ramillies, Fontenoy, Camden and Guildford Court House.
Introduction. 1. Strengths and Establishments 2. The Command and Organisation of the Army at Home 3. The Regiment 4. Officers and Men 5. Regimental Training and Tactical Organisation 6. Administration in the Field 7. Command and Staff in the Field 8. The Duke of Marlborough’s Strategy 9. Major-General Sir Jeffery Amherst in the Seven Years War 10. General Sir William Howe in America 11. Ramkillies 12. Fontenoy 13. Camden and Guildford. Epilogue.