Recent book on EMEnglishMH
Missed this when it first came out a few months back:
Carlton, Charles. This Seat of Mars: War and the British Isles, 1485-1746. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.
You probably know of Carlton’s previous works, particularly his Going to the Wars, a social history of war during the British Civil Wars (or whatever they’re calling them these days). He also authored Royal Warriors: A Military History of the British Monarchy in 2003.
There’s a good review of his latest work by Ian Atherton at http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1256