The Governors-General: The English Army and the Definition of the Empire, 1569-1681
Publish Date: 1979-01-01
Author: Stephen Saunders Webb
In this remarkable revisionist study, Webb shows that English imperial policy was shaped by a powerful and sustained militaristic, autocratic tradition that openly defined English empire as the imposition of state control by force on dependent people. He describes the entire military connection that found expression in the garrisoned cities of England, Scotland, and Ireland and ultimately in the palisaded plantations of Jamaica, Virginia, and New England.
Originally published in 1987.
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