Britain and Wellington’s Army

Recruitment, Society and Tradition, 1807–15

  • Kevin Linch

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 1-13
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    Pages 83-105
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    Pages 106-127
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    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

  • Kevin Linch
    • 1
  1. 1.School of History, University of LeedsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-32365-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-31675-1
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