Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The Army of 1854

To understand the nature of the British Army in 1854 it is worth taking a look at the following clip.

British Army at Waterloo, 1815

Although this looks at the Army at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the Army of 1854 had not changed much since then. Therefore much can be learnt about how the army was commanded, fought, its tactics etc.

Another issue of the time was to do with the 'Purchasing of Commissions'. Find out more by following these links...
What was it?
How much did commissions cost?
Why was it becoming an issue?

Thursday, 9 September 2010

An introduction to Britain c.1850

Dore's Victorian Railway

Did you know....

... that it was not until 1840 that Britain had a standard time zone. Before that times could vary across the country by as much as 10-15 minutes! Find out all about 'Railway time'

To find out more about life in Britain in 1850 the following site has loads of information on all aspect of Victorian Britain. It has something to interst everyone!

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