Evelyn Wood VC

Pillar of Empire

Stephen Manning

Date Published :
March 2008
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
16 pages b/w plates
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Given the increasing interest in the Victorian era an authoritative biography of Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood VC is long overdue. By any standards his career was remarkable and began with him in the Royal Navy in the Crimea before he transferred to the cavalry ‘to see more action’.

About The Author

Dr. Stephen Manning is an Honorary Research Fellow in the History Department at the University of Exeter and has made a special study of Victorian military history. In addition to publishing many articles in academic journals he has written several books including Evelyn Wood VC: Pillar of Empire, Soldiers of the Queen; Quebec: The Story of Three Sieges; The Martini-Henry Rifle; and Bayonet to Barrage: Weaponry on the Victorian Battlefield.

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