Sir John Norreys and the Elizabethan Military World
John S. Nolan
John Nolan is Lecturer at the University of Maryland, European Division.
About Norreys himself too little is known for this to be a conventional biography, a fact freely confessed by the author. However, there is enough information to depict Norreys as a hard-drinking, bad-tempered, hyper-sensitive, paranoid, prickly, awkward, quarrelsome, yet brave professional soldier who fought in the majority of Elizabeth’s land operations: the Netherlands, Ireland, Brittany, Portugal and the Armada Campaign in 1588. . . Dr Nolan has deepened our understanding of how the Elizabethan ‘army’ functioned whilst on campaign.
English Historical Review
Nolan comes into his own when dealing with both the economic and technical infrastructure of sixteenth-century military life ... The book is also full of case studies that will make enlightening reading for any student of military life in the sixteenth century.
Irish Historical Studies
This book has begun the revision and rehabilitation of the Elizabethan military machine, although this is a military biography rather than a military history. What is also pleasing that it is such a readable and, on the whole, balanced account. This is a most enjoyable read that I would heartily recommend.
The Pike and Shot Society Journal, Vol. XXIV/II
Size: 230 x 162 mm
Publication: November 1, 1997