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Britain's Soldiers free pdf 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 the men who served in the various branches of the British armed forces. This period witnessed an unprecedented level of mass mobilisation, yet this was largely achieved through novel forms of military service outside of the regular army. Taking a wide definition of soldiering, this collection examines the part-time and auxiliary forces of the period, as well as looking at the men of the British Army both during their service and once they had been discharged from the army. Chapters here explore the national identity of the soldier, his sense of his rights within systems of military discipline, and his relationships with military hierarchies and honour codes. They also explore the welfare systems available to old and wounded soldiers, and the ways in which soldiers were represented in art and literature. In so doing, this book sheds new light on the processes through which soldiers were 'made' during this crucial period of conflict.

About Kevin Linch

Notes on the contributors Kevin Linch is a Principal Teaching Fellow in History at the University of Leeds and works on the military in Georgian Britain. His monograph, Britain and Wellington's Army: Recruitment, Society, and Tradition 1807-15, was published in 2011 and other recent publications include a chapter in Soldiers, Citizens and Civilians: Experiences and Perceptions of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1790-1820. Further contributions are forthcoming in Soldiering in Britain and Ireland, 1750-1850: Men of Arms and Fighting someone else's war? Transnational mercenaries, adventurers and volunteers in modern conflicts. Matthew McCormack is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Northampton. He works on Georgian Britain and has published widely on the role of masculinity in politics and warfare. He has published articles in British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, The Historical Journal, Gender

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Author : Kevin Linch
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Data Published : 01 March 2014
ISBN : 1846319552
EAN : 9781846319556
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 225 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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