Victoria’s Generals

The senior British generals of the Victorian era—men like Wolseley, Roberts,
Gordon and Kitchener—were heroes of their time. As soldiers, administrators and battlefield commanders they represented the empire at the height
of its power. But they were a disparate, sometimes fractious group of men. They exhibited many of the failings as well as the
Date Published :
September 2009
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Editor :
Ian F.W. Beckett, Steven J. Corvi
Language:
English
Illustration :
30 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781844159185
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.99

Overview
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The senior British generals of the Victorian era - men like Wolseley, Roberts, Gordon and Kitchener - were heroes of their time. As soldiers, administrators and battlefield commanders they represented the empire at the height of its power. But they were a disparate, sometimes fractious group of men. They exhibited many of the failings as well as the strengths of the British army of the late nineteenth-century. And now, when the Victorian period is being looked at more critically than before, the moment is right to reassess them as individuals and as soldiers. This balanced and perceptive study of these eminent military men gives a fascinating insight into their careers, into the British army of their day and into a now-remote period when Britain was a world power.

About The Author
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Ian F. W. Beckett & Steven J. Corvi are both authors and military historians.

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