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|GUEST,Oz Childs||DTStudy: Drink Old England Dry (27)||RE: DTStudy: Drink Old England Dry||23 Jun 09|
"trained band" (Macaulay calls them "trainbands") is absolutely right. The militia was raised and commanded in the shires, the trained bands were raised in London and I think other cities. Legally, they were part of the militia, but the London bands were under the jurisdiction of a locally-appointed committee. They would have helped defend London, if Napoleon had invaded.