The Yeomanry Cavalry and Military Identities in Rural Britain, 1815–1914

  • George Hay

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. George Hay
    Pages 33-72
  3. George Hay
    Pages 73-107
  4. George Hay
    Pages 137-170
  5. George Hay
    Pages 171-208
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-284

About this book


This volume represents the first dedicated study of the British Yeomanry Cavalry, delving into the institution’s history from the cessation of hostilities with France in 1815 through to the eve of the First World War in 1914. This social history explores the Yeomanry’s composition and place within British society, as well as its controversial role in policing before and after Peterloo, and its unique contribution to the war in South Africa. Overturning or challenging many enduring myths and accepted truths, this book breaks new ground not just in our understanding of the Yeomanry, but the wider amateur military tradition.


civilian soldiers Peterloo history of conflict South Africa military reform

Authors and affiliations

  • George Hay
    • 1
  1. 1.The National ArchivesKewUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65538-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65539-0
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