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This is the conclusory chapter of the book, which, among other things, suggests Englishmen in early Stuart England relied upon printed books to help them keep pace with military changes on the continent. It asserts that the English naturally benefited from the spread of these texts and the codification and regulation of military practice in the early seventeenth century owed much to the publication of these books and manuals. English military culture in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries evolved alongside a new aristocratic military ethos, which marked the remilitarization of the English aristocracy and gentry in the period leading up the English Civil War. The book explains that the links between military culture and print culture were strengthened and solidified in the early seventeenth century. Practice had been "put into press," thereby helping to frame the foundations of the modern military profession in England.

Keywords: early Stuart England; English aristocracy; English military culture



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