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Sixth Wellington Congress 2015 at University of Southampton

April 9, 2015 to April 12, 2015
The University of Southampton will be holding its Sixth Wellington Congress 9-12 April 2015. Keynote speakers will include Rory Muir and Roger Knight.Proposals are invited for papers on all aspects of the career of the first Duke of Wellington, as well as the wider context in Britain, Ireland, the Empire and Continental Europe, between 1780 and the mid-nineteenth century. On this occasion, there will also be a special focus on the events of 1815. Submissions may come from any discipline that…See More
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Blue uniforms for the Volunteers, why? 3 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

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Started by Matthew Keagle. Last reply by Kevin Linch Nov 28, 2013.

Peninsula veterans at Waterloo 8 Replies

I have recently read that of Wellington's 25,000 British troops at Waterloo, only 7000 were veterans from the Peninsula war. This strikes me as a rather unlikely number, given that majority of Wellington's British battalions had seen prior service…Continue

Started by Paul Goldstone. Last reply by Paul Goldstone Dec 21, 2012.

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The Bucks Volunteer

Today I visited Buckingham Old Gaol museum, which is well worth a visit for those interested in the history of the volunteer soldier in the 18th and 19th…


Posted by Dr Matthew McCormack on May 9, 2013 at 17:17

Call for papers - Charting the Crimean War: Contexts, Nationhood, Afterlives

A little bit outside the dates for this group, but do get in touch with Rachel Anchor if you are interested.



Posted by Kevin Linch on March 22, 2013 at 14:24



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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