The Military History of Britain From the Roman Invasion to World War II
Britain has been fought over for over two thousand years: from the Roman invasion to World War II. Today, re-enactors are exploring all aspects of our past, recreating every period in our military history from the Jacobite risings to the Norman conquest, from the glory days of Queen Victoria's redcoats to the ancient Celts.
This book reveals what it was like to be a soldier, soldier's wife, servant or even a child on campaign in Britain. From Roman times to World War II, this is living history as pioneered by English heritage. What Romans wore under their skirts, how they rode without stirrups, how medieval knights could play leapfrog in full armour and how to fire a musket . . . this book investigates the practicalities of soldiering.