With the Guards in Flanders

The Diary of Captain Roger Morris, 1793-1795

Captain Roger Morris

A diary of a young British officer during the campaigns of the Duke of York against the French between 1793 and 1795.
Date Published :
September 2018
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Editor :
Peter Harrington
Series :
From Reason To Revolution
Illustration :
c 40 b/w ills, 1 map
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781911628156
Pages : 148
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Available


Captain Roger Morris, a young British officer in the Coldstream Guards, served in France, Belgium and Holland during the Duke of York’s campaign against the armies of Revolutionary France. During the period from May 1793 until March 1795, he kept a diary in which he described the various actions, commanders and incidents, noting failures and poor leadership, and commenting on some of the wider events. Morris also traveled extensively on horseback throughout the region when he was not campaigning, often visiting local churches to view or play the organs!

About The Author

The author, Roger Morris was born in 1764 and after attending Oxford University, joined the Coldstream Guards in October 1782 as an ensign. He served as a captain in the French Revolutionary Wars between 1793 and 1795. Four years after his return to England, he was back on the continent, again with the Duke of York, and was killed at the Battle of Bergen in September 1799.

The editor, Peter Harrington is curator of the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at Brown University Library. A native of England, he has lived in the United States since 1981. His main area of research is artists and images of war, and he has written and lectured extensively on this subject.


"As importantly, it provides a vivid picture of the life of a junior officer on campaign in this little chronicled campaign of the era. It will keep the interest of both the scholar and the casual reader. Highly recommended."

- The Napoleon Series

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