ATTEMPTS BY KING WILLIAM III TO FORM A REGULAR AND PERMANENT ARMY IN ENGLAND 1689-1702

Authors

  • Aqil Abdullah Kazem
  • Ahmed Sabry Shaker

Abstract

The issue of forming a permanent army in England was considered one of the priorities that William III sought to achieve, after taking the crown in 1689. England did not have a regular and permanent army, and he made efforts to reorganize the English forces and increase their number to involve them in the war against France. And in the English kingdoms (Ireland and Scotland), and worked to integrate them with other foreign forces, especially the Dutch forces, which were more organized than the English forces, and he himself took command of the European coalition army in the Nine Years' War against France 1688-1697, and sought to find a balance between officers Foreigners and English in the ranks of his army in order to please Parliament, which objected to its dependence on foreign officers without the English, and as soon as the war ended in 1697, the parliamentary forces increased their pressure to reduce the number of the army, and he made attempts to maintain a permanent army in peacetime, but he was unable This is due to the parliament's vote to reduce the number of its forces.

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Published

2021-12-13

How to Cite

Aqil Abdullah Kazem, & Ahmed Sabry Shaker. (2021). ATTEMPTS BY KING WILLIAM III TO FORM A REGULAR AND PERMANENT ARMY IN ENGLAND 1689-1702. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 18(18), 389-402. Retrieved from https://www.archives.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/10483