The Victorian Soldier, Paperback Book

The Victorian Soldier Paperback

Part of the Shire Album S. series


The Duke of Wellington's description of the early-nineteenth- century soldier as 'the scum of the earth' and his less famous continuation that 'it really is wonderful that we should have made them the fine fellows they are' could be applied equally to the soldiers of the Victorian period.

Although lacking the sophisticated weapons of today, Victorian soldiers were basically no different from their present-day successors.

This book aims to bring these soldiers to life through their uniforms, weapons, equipment and illustrations of them at war and peace.

About the authorDavid Nalson is a member of the Victorian Military History Society and has visited a number of Victorian battlefields.

For many years he has been fascinated by the army of Queen Victoria and the personalities involved in it.

Now retired, he writes on military history and assists at The Queen's Royal Lancers' Museum.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Military life & institutions
  • ISBN: 9780747804604



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