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War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850

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

Authors: Hay, George

  • Fills an important gap in the historiography of the British amateur military tradition
  • Examines the composition and role of the Yeomanry over a hundred year period
  • Challenges the view that the Yeomanry was a Tory self-protection movement used to control the lower orders
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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.

About the authors

George Hay is Principal Military Record Specialist at the National Archives, UK. He completed his PhD at the University of Kent and is an historian of the British army, the long-nineteenth century and the amateur military tradition.

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Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65539-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65538-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Yeomanry Cavalry and Military Identities in Rural Britain, 1815–1914
Authors
Series Title
War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65539-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65539-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65538-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 284
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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