About this book
A gripping narrative history of the British soldier during the 150 year period, from the Restoration to the downfall of Napoleon in 1815. 'Filled with swashbuckling derring-do, the reek of blood and gunpowder, combined with shrewd analysis of power, war and psychology' Simon Sebag Montefiore
From the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 to the Downfall of Napoleon in 1815, Britain won a series of major wars against France that enabled her to lay the foundations of a global empire. This title tells the history of the British Redcoat from the English Civil War to Waterloo.