A history of the british army by the hon j w fortescue in 20 volumes sir john fortescue needs no introduction as the man who wrote this famous history of the british army from the norman conquest to the first world war which to this day remains one of the greatest masterpieces in the field of military history. Fortescues history of the british army volume ii v ii the hon j w fortescue on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers vol ii of fortescues classic history of britains army covers the period 1713 to 1763 when the foundations of the british empire were laid it includes the jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745. The honourable sir john william fortescue kcvo 28 december 1859 22 october 1933 was a british military historian he was a historian of the british army and served as royal librarian and archivist at windsor castle from 1905 until 1926. The history of the british army spans over three and a half centuries since its founding in 1660 and involves numerous european wars colonial wars and world wars from the late 17th century until the mid 20th century the united kingdom was the greatest economic and imperial power in the world and although this dominance was principally achieved through the strength of the royal navy rn . Fortescues history of the british army volume iii vol iii the hon j w fortescue on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers vol iii of fortescues classic history of the british army continues the story from 1763 to 1792 the bitter war against the rebellious colonies in north america is lost
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