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French Musketeer 1622–1775 #2020

French Musketeer In the French novelist Alexandre Dumas published The Three Musketeers followed by Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne Ten Years Later This trilogy of works reproduced

  • Title: French Musketeer 1622–1775
  • Author: René Chartrand
  • ISBN: 9781780968612
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • French Musketeer 1622–1775 By René Chartrand, In 1884 the French novelist Alexandre Dumas published The Three Musketeers, followed by Twenty Years After 1845 and The Vicomte de Bragelonne Ten Years Later 1847 50 This trilogy of works, reproduced in countless forms and media, most recently in a Hollywood film of 2011, has ensured the perpetual popularity of the unit known to history as the King s Musketeers of thIn 1884 the French novelist Alexandre Dumas published The Three Musketeers, followed by Twenty Years After 1845 and The Vicomte de Bragelonne Ten Years Later 1847 50 This trilogy of works, reproduced in countless forms and media, most recently in a Hollywood film of 2011, has ensured the perpetual popularity of the unit known to history as the King s Musketeers of the Guard.Dumas based his work on a genuine memoir by an officer of the Musketeers, Memoires de M D Artagnan, capitaine lieutenant de la premi re compagnie des Mousquetaires du Roi, which was published in 1700, and the historical truth is as fascinating as the legends created by Dumas The King s Musketeers were formed in 1622 and abolished in 1775 It was populated by young men of noble birth, but often of poorer means, and the Musketeers served as a form of military academy that enabled such men to qualify for a commission in the regular army In the 1760s, the young Marquis de Lafayette gained his first military training in the Musketeers However, this was no schoolroom and the Musketeers served in all the major battles and campaigns of the period, including all the battles of the Wars of the Spanish and Austrian Succession Their reputation for bravery was well deserved, and the units suffered horrendous casualties at a number of these encounters This title will delve behind the fiction to reveal the true history of this most colorful and flamboyant of units.

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    1. The Osprey military books are noted for their brief but complete at the basic level overviews of military history This book is no different and provides a very good presentation of the French Musketeers of the Guard, covering their history, uniforms, battles engaged in, and military life A short list of French military terms, a timeline, and a bibliography of sources were also included Two things kept this particular one from being a straight five stars, though The explanation for the Musketeers [...]

    2. A concise, brief introduction to the history of the unit that again and again takes a couple of paragraphs to sound out how popular fiction about the mousquetaires holds up to reality Sadly, even for an Osprey, this volume is rather short Apparently there were some budgeting issues with this one, which I will forever mourn Ah But the info that s there is worth reading.

    3. Immortalized by Dumas s novels, the image of the swashbuckling Musketeer has captivated many a young heart It is interesting to see how much of Dumas s stories were grounded in fact there did indeed exist three musketeers by the name of Aramis, Porthos and D Artnagan, and much of his detail on the life of the musketeer and his unrivaled access to the king are true France in the 17th century was time of great change as society and politics began to transition from a quasi Renaissance state to a [...]

    4. Another fine volume from Chartrand The prose is lively and the work balances the romance with the gritty It would be a 5 but nothing is said about why the unit was disbanded in 1775 or why they saw little combat action after Fontenoy Perhaps they were too expensive by then

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