STANKOV K.N. Military reforms of the English king James II Stuart

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2010.1.12

Stankov Kirill Nikolaevich

Postgraduate Student, International Relations, Area Studies and Political Sciences Department,

Volgograd State University

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Abstract.  The article is concerned with the principal military reforms of the king James II and their objectives. Some measures of the reforms are discussed as including: increase in the manning of the standing army, improvement of the officers’ training, setting the military tribunal, betterment of veteran’s welfare, and alteration in territorial dislocation of land forces. The author determines the main problems which challenged the military policy of James II and estimates the state of English armed forces on the eve of Glorious Revolution of 1688–1689.

Key words: James II Stuart, armed forces, standing army, military reforms, the officers, military tribunal, military law, military discipline. 

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