The English Irish Soldier

“With his new Discipline, new armes, old stomach, and new taken pillage, who would rather eate than fight.” Satirical cartoon and broadside from 1641. It’s cartoonish and suggesting that all English soldiers are thieves, but the his coat is spot on, buttons closely spaced all the way down, small shoulder wings and two piece sleeves with turnbacks. Big darted band for a collar.

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