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An Unequal Contest? English Military Organisation, 1542–1547

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The late medieval English military machine had made up in armament and organisation for its lack of numbers but this was no longer so telling. The army for the 'Flanders' campaign was a relatively small one for the period but it was the first expedition to the mainland of Europe by an English army for twenty years. Hardly had Wallop's army returned to Calais in late November 1543 than the political and strategic situation dictated the planning of an ambitious amphibious landing in Scotland in May 1544. During the summer of 1545, though the most serious English effort was put into the navy and defence of England itself, a land army which may have been envisaged for as many as 12-15,000 men was planned during July and August to face up to the serious threat to Boulogne.

Keywords: Boulogne; Calais; English military organisation; Flanders; Scotland; Wallop



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