According to Pere Daniel the Dragoon corp got its origins under the reign of Henry II, with the mounted arquebusiers, created in 1554. Those were mostly small units of infantrymen, travelling on horses and firing when dismounted. The nickname ‘dragoon’ actually appeared later, under the reign of Henri III, and designate as well mounted arquebusiers, carabiniers and muskeeters. In this book, you will discover the magnificent uniforms of those cavalrymen, from the first XVIIth century wars, to the battles led by Louis XVâ€™s generals. 66 plates illustrate 200 horsemen and 60 flags.
240 x 200 mm 66 plates of illustrations 9782352503545