By C.S. Knighton,David Loades,C S, Dr Knighton,David, Professor Loades
This is the 1st basic choice from the gigantic physique of surviving files approximately Elizabeth’s army. it's a better half to The army of Edward VI and Mary I (Vol.157 within the NRS Series), the place the equipment serving either volumes used to be revealed, and it enhances the opposite NRS volumes that deal in particular with the Spanish Armada. This assortment concentrates (though now not solely so) at the early years of Elizabeth’s reign while there has been no formal struggle. From 1558-1585 the military was once all in favour of a few small-scale campaigns, pursuit of pirates and coffee exhibits of strength. The files chosen emphasize the monetary and administrative procedures that supported those operations, equivalent to mustering, victualing, demobilisation, and send upkeep and service. The fleet diversified in dimension from approximately 30 to forty five ships in the course of the interval and an unlimited volume of upkeep and service used to be required. the most element of the quantity is the hugely exact army Treasurer's account for 1562-3 that's by means of and collated with the corresponding Exchequer Account. The records illustrate simply how successfully the dockyards functioned. They have been one of many nice early Elizabethan achievements.