Many people accuse of Wellington of being a defensive general - a soldier who was only in his element when defending steep ridges. But how true is that opinion? For this week's "5 minute Friday" video, my friend and fellow military history geek Marcus Cribb (Twitter - @mcribbHistory ) tries his best to answer the … Continue reading Was Wellington Just a Defensive General?
This is the first of an intermittent series where I will be writing brief reviews of military fiction, especially books set during the Napoleonic era. Today’s book is ‘Now we shall be entirely free’ by Andrew Miller. It’s not really a war book as such but is essentially about two British soldiers fresh from Sir … Continue reading Book review: Now we shall be entirely free
Firstly, I want to say thanks for listening to the first ever episode of the Redcoat History Podcast. This has been a long journey for me and I am so happy to finally see this dream become reality. The purpose of the blog posts that accompany each episode is to share useful links, videos and … Continue reading Podcast Episode 1: The road to war, why did Britain invade Zululand?