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Britains Soldiers: Rethinking War and Society, 1715-1815

Kevin Linch and Matthew McCormack

Abstract

The British soldier was a fascinating and complex figure in the century between the Hanoverian accession and the Battle of Waterloo. The ‘war and society’ approach has shed much light on Britain's frequent experience of conflict in this period, but Britain's Soldiers argues that it is time to refocus our attention on the humble redcoat himself, and rethink historical approaches to soldiers’ relationship with the society and culture of their day. Using approaches drawn from the histories of the military, gender, art, society, culture and medicine, this volume presents a more rounded picture of ... More

Keywords: British army, war and society, cultural history, social history, War of Austrian Succession, Seven Years War, American War of Independence, French Revolutionary War, Napoleonic Wars, soldiers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781846319556
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319556.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Linch, editor
University of Leeds

Matthew McCormack, editor
University of Northampton