Colin Kidd: Britain’s Napoleonic Wars, 20 November 2014
Show More In These Times: Living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793-1815 by Jenny Uglow.
Faber, 739 pp., £25, November 2014, 978 0 571 26952 5Show More
“... Suffolk and Essex; soldiers, sailors, gunsmiths and clergymen; Quakers, aristocrats and radicals. Jane Austen, for instance, enjoys no more prominence than her brothers Francis and Charles, both officers in the navy. While Uglow devotes considerable attention to campaigns on sea and land, her primary concern is the rhythm of life on the home front during ...”