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Freedom In Service

Six Essays on Matters Concerning Britain's Safety and Good Government

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,812 / 73 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.7
LoC Categories: H, JC
Downloads: 470
Added to site: 2008.05.20
mnybks.net#: 20958
Genre: Politics
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ed into that first great standing army which this country ever knew, the New Model of 1645. For fifteen years the people groaned under the dominance of this arbitrary, conscientious, and very expensive force. Then, in 1660, came the Restoration, and with it the disbanding of the New Model and the re-establishment of the militia. The country went wild with joy at the recovery of its freedom.

Charles II, however, was bent on securing for his own despotic purposes a standing army. Hence he obtained permission from Parliament to have a permanent bodyguard, and he gradually increased its numbers until he had some 6,000 troops regularly under his command. James II increased them to 15,000, and by their means tried to overthrow the religion and the liberties of the nation. He was defeated and driven out; but his effort to establish a military despotism made the name of "standing army" stink in the nostrils of the nation. "It is indeed impossible," said one of the leading statesmen of the early eighteenth cent

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