Britain And Wellington's Army: Recruitment, Society And Tradition, 1807-15

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

byKevin Linch

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Britain was France's most implacable enemy during the Napoleonic Wars yet was able to resist the need for conscription to fill the ranks of its army and sustain Wellington's campaigns in Portugal and Spain. This new study explains how the men were found to replenish Wellington's army, and the consequences on Britain's government, army and society.

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Britain was France's most implacable enemy during the Napoleonic Wars yet was able to resist the need for conscription to fill the ranks of its army and sustain Wellington's campaigns in Portugal and Spain. This new study explains how the men were found to replenish Wellington's army, and the consequences on Britain's government, army ...

KEVIN LINCH currently holds an Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant on "Soldiers and Soldiering in Britain, c.1750-1815," and recent publications include "A Geography of Loyalism? The Local Military Forces of the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1794-1814," in War & Society and "A Citizen and not a Soldier: The British Volunteer Moveme...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 10.25 × 5.69 × 0.75 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023027305X

ISBN - 13:9780230273054

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Table of Contents

List of Maps and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Introduction
Britain's Struggle with France
Ballots and Bounties: The Politics of Recruitment
Patterns of Recruitment: The Regional Response
Making Soldiers
The British Government and its Armies
The Legacy of the Peninsular War
Conclusion: Britain and Wellington's Army
Appendix: Inspection Returns Sampled from UKNA, WO27
Notes
Bibliography