William III's Italian Ally

Piedmont and the War of the League of Augsburg 1683-1697

Ciro Paoletti

This is the first book dealing with the Italian involvement in the Nine Years War. This forgotten and neglected involvement was considered by William III so vital for his victory that he supported it with the greatest funding England made during the war in support of an ally.
Date Published :
April 2019
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
Century of the Soldier
Illustration :
c 25 b/w ills, maps & 8 color plates
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781911628583
Pages : 184
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The Italian Front of the Nine Year has been completely neglected by Italian and other European Historians. It is often assumed that the conflict was fought solely in Flanders and the Rhineland, and by mainly North West European Armies. This was not so. William of Orange, the driving force of the Grand Alliance in the fight against the French, considered the Italian aspect of the conflict to be the greatest strategic importance. Piedmont, in north western Italy bordered France, and Italian armies were able to threaten the south of France with invasion. For the first time too, the nature of late 17th century warfare in Italy is considered and the author examines organization, training and logistics. Military artist Bruno Mugnai enhances the book’s text with 8 specially commissioned color plates that illustrate the uniforms and flags of this highly visual period.

About The Author

The author is Italian, born in 1962. He achieved his Masters in Rome and Phd. in Paris. He has authored more than 400 works, including 24 books, more than 60 conference papers and more than 140 articles in Italy and abroad. He is the current General Secretary of the Italian Commission of Military History and a member of two other Italian, two non-Italian, and an international historical organization.


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