Ralph Thompson14 March 2013The Post -Restoration Army:1660-1714
WO 55/330/119
Organisation of the British army: into theeighteenth century3
. The War Office: only properly established in 1704Responsible for day-to-day administration of the army,. The Board of Or...
5SP 42/68/56
TNA: ‘the other records’6Principal sourcesInitially ‘State ‘Papers Online’ (for the whole period up to the death ofQueen A...
7WO 26/3/106-107
8SP 8 ‘King William’s Chest’ SP 8/7/170Really a key series for the earlier period
9WO 4 ‘Secretary at War, military out-letters’ (dating from 1684)WO 5 ‘Marching Orders’ (which date from 1683)‘Ordnance Of...
E 101 ‘King’s Remembrancer’ (army) accounts various (to c1858)E 134 ‘Depositions taken by the Commission ‘Includes the fin...
11WO 30/89 p.8
WO 78/1037/98Plan of the Battle of Taisnière (Malplaquet), 1709 
The composition of later Stuart armies13
14SP 41/5/31
15SP 41/34/11
WO 55/341/74
17SP 87/1/55
• “War is no longer an accident but a trade, and they that will beanything in it must serve a long apprenticeship to it…Hu...
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  1. 1. Ralph Thompson14 March 2013The Post -Restoration Army:1660-1714
  2. 2. WO 55/330/119
  3. 3. Organisation of the British army: into theeighteenth century3
  4. 4. . The War Office: only properly established in 1704Responsible for day-to-day administration of the army,. The Board of Ordnance: created in 1597Responsible for the supply of weapons and ammunition, would lateradminister the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers. The Commissariat Department: although onlyofficially established in 1793, origins in the Civil War4
  5. 5. 5SP 42/68/56
  6. 6. TNA: ‘the other records’6Principal sourcesInitially ‘State ‘Papers Online’ (for the whole period up to the death ofQueen Anne in 1714)and‘State ‘Papers Colonial’ (ending in 1735)WO 55 ‘Entry Books of Orders and Warrants in Council’ (which actuallydate from 1568)WO 24 ‘Military establishments’ (from 1661, covers: guards, garrisons andland forces).WO 25 ‘Commissioning Books’ (registers date from 1660)WO 26 ‘’Entry Books & Warrants’ (from 1670 onwards)
  7. 7. 7WO 26/3/106-107
  8. 8. 8SP 8 ‘King William’s Chest’ SP 8/7/170Really a key series for the earlier period
  9. 9. 9WO 4 ‘Secretary at War, military out-letters’ (dating from 1684)WO 5 ‘Marching Orders’ (which date from 1683)‘Ordnance Office’WO 44 Original correspondence (from 1682)WO 47 Entry books and minutes, reports and orders (from 1644)
  10. 10. E 101 ‘King’s Remembrancer’ (army) accounts various (to c1858)E 134 ‘Depositions taken by the Commission ‘Includes the financial effects of quartering troops on the local community(1650-1680)CO 5 ‘America and West Indies, original correspondence’ (from 1606)SP 78 ‘State Papers France’: (dating from 1577)SP 87 ‘State Papers Foreign: Military Expeditions’ (dating from 1695)WO 30 ‘Miscellaneous Papers’ (dating from 1684)10
  11. 11. 11WO 30/89 p.8
  12. 12. WO 78/1037/98Plan of the Battle of Taisnière (Malplaquet), 1709 
  13. 13. The composition of later Stuart armies13
  14. 14. 14SP 41/5/31
  15. 15. 15SP 41/34/11
  16. 16. WO 55/341/74
  17. 17. 17SP 87/1/55
  18. 18. • “War is no longer an accident but a trade, and they that will beanything in it must serve a long apprenticeship to it…Human witand industry has raised it to such a perfection, it requires peopleto make it their whole employment”• [Daniel Defoe], ‘A Brief Reply to the History of Standing armiesin England’, (1698). 18

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