Veteran Politics in Restoration England, 1660–1670

  title={Veteran Politics in Restoration England, 1660–1670},
  author={David J. Appleby},
  journal={The Seventeenth Century},
  pages={323 - 342}
This article calls attention to the political and social significance of the military during the first decade of Charles II's reign. The “Old Army” of the Commonwealth continued to be a sensitive issue long after 1660, and its disposal was neither as unproblematic nor as bloodless as oft-quoted sources such as Pepys might suggest. The redeployment of thousands of troops in Portugal, Tangier and Bombay is presented as a decisive episode in the consolidation of royal power. This redeployment… Expand
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