The Militia and the Army in the Reign of James II

@article{Miller1973TheMA,
  title={The Militia and the Army in the Reign of James II},
  author={John L. Miller},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={1973},
  volume={16},
  pages={659 - 679}
}
Two of the most basic functions of any government are the maintenance of order and defence against rebellion or invasion. In the England of Charles II these functions, one police, the other military, were performed by the small standing army and the militia. James II enlarged the army and so was able to use it to maintain order to a greater extent than Charles had done. At the same time he deliberately neglected the militia (except in London) and made sweeping and highly unpopular changes among… 
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