Soldiers and Soldiering in Britain 1750-1815

'The light horse volunteers of London & Westminster, commanded by Coll Herries, reviewed by His Majesty on Wimbledon Common 5th July, 1798' by Thomas Rowlandson © Trustees of the British Museum

Welcome to Soldiers and Soldiering in Britain 1750-1815. An online community exploring Britain's soldiers in the eighteenth century.

This website is dedicated to anyone interested in British soldiers during the Eighteenth Century. We take a broad definition of soldiers, recognising the many different ways that men could don a uniform in the period. At its peak in the Napoleonic Wars, some 680,000 men were involved in some form of military service, yet the experiences of these men remains largely forgotten

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