War, Rebellion and Diplomacy

  • Ken Powell
  • Chris Cook
Part of the Palgrave Historical and Political Facts book series (PHPF)


The Tudors shared the difficulty of being without standing armed forces, except for a number of small corps such as the Yeomen of the Guard, a body which was formed by Henry VII and reached a peak of six hundred men in 1513. They also had in common the recurring need to have armed forces at their disposal, either for the purposes of internal security — against rebellion or invasion — or for overseas expeditions. Two expedients were available to meet these requirements.


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War, Rebellion and Diplomacy

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