Episode 003 The British Armed Forces in 1815

This episode covers the British army in 1815, its tactics, weapons and organisation. It also explains how it differs from the other European period. I start with a general explanation of the cost of living and the Royal Navy. I then deal with British Officers, commissions and recruitment. Finally there’s an explanation of how the army worked. Oh and Mr Darcy makes an appearance!

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2 comments on “Episode 003 The British Armed Forces in 1815

  1. Michele Packham says:

    just listened to no 3 …learnt a lot ! is “Raglan sleeve” knitting term…anything to do with General raglan who lost an arm in the campaign?

    1. Martin Watts says:

      Yes, the Raglan sleeve was named after Lord Raglan, just as the Cardigan sweater was named after Lord Cardigan.

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