The British army of the Victorian era
The British army of the Victorian era – what is the reality? Was it an outdated institution or a progressive forward thinking one brimming with fresh ideas?
In today’s video I’m speaking to the one and only Ian Knight – author of dozens of books about the British army of the era.
He’s going to explain why the army was slow to reform and what the eventual catalysts were,
How it was forced to adapt in the face of Britain’s growing empire and how we saw the gradual phasing out of those iconic redcoats during the course of the era.
Credit to : Redcoat: British military histor