National Defence, in Practice. With the Opinions of William Pitt, Charles James Fox, etc. etc., on The Arming of the People.
London : W. Jeffs, 15, Burlington Arcade & 61, King’s Road, Brighton... 1859. 8vo, 48pp, stab-stitched in original blue printed wrappers, v. slightly dust-soiled.
The author is advocating a ‘home guard’ or territorial army, arguing that historically England had always repulsed invaders because the citizenry were legally obliged to make themselves proficient in the use of arms, from the long-bow onwards, but that this tradition had fallen into disuse.
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