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
“... a mere trunk with neither arms nor legs’. Uglow recovers the stories of individuals such as Tom Plunket of the Rifle Brigade and his wife: Tom, invalided out of the army after Waterloo, was eventually reduced to selling matches on the street; the face of his wife, who had also been at the battle, was disfigured as a result of an exploding ammunition ...”