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There doesn't appear to be a page where we can share info on new books etc., which may be of interest to members.Would this be useful?To start I would draw attention to "Britain against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory 1793-1815" Roger Knight…Continue

Tags: Britain, Great, Government, Knight, Bibliography

Started by Keith Oliver. Last reply by Kevin Linch Sep 11, 2014.

Blue uniforms for the Volunteers, why? 5 Replies

All,I have spent the past month in Britain examining late 18th century uniforms.  In doing so I have seen a number of surviving volunteer uniforms made of blue, generally faced in red.  I know that this color scheme was used frequently in the…Continue

Tags: blue, volunteers, uniform

Started by Matthew Keagle. Last reply by Keith Oliver Aug 9, 2014.

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This Re-illuminated School of Mars


A while since I posted here (sorry), but this is just to flag up my new blog -

Focus will be on…


Posted by Richard Warren on May 2, 2015 at 14:51


This is for anyone who can identify the Volunteer  Uniform of this officers during the Napoleonic  period

this fellow wore a scarlet jacket with silver buttons and an upright scarlet collar black stock

with white or buff facings /…


Posted by barry gardner on January 9, 2015 at 20:13 — 10 Comments



Purpose of this website

Broadly, we hope to:

  • Provide a community space for academics, researchers, archivists, and the public interested in Britain’s soldiers in the eighteenth century
  • Create and link to appropriate resources on the subject
  • Introduce and integrate the public into the process of historical research
  • Provide a forum for questions, answers, and debate

Undertaking this through online social networking spaces is somewhat experimental. We don't want to…


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