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Britain and Wellington’s Army

Recruitment, Society and Tradition, 1807–15


Part of the War, Culture and Society, 1750–1850 book series (WCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kevin Linch
    Pages 1-13
  3. Kevin Linch
    Pages 14-34
  4. Kevin Linch
    Pages 83-105
  5. Kevin Linch
    Pages 106-127
  6. Kevin Linch
    Pages 128-147
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 156-218

About this book


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.


Britain France Napoleon Spain

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of History, University of LeedsUK

About the authors

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 Movement and the War against Napoleon' in Soldiers, Citizens and Civilians: Experiences and Perceptions of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1790-1820.

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