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The Military Fashion of British Army Uniforms Through the 19th Century

Last updated: 3 November 2015

Jennifer Daley

8 February 2016, 12.30pm

Hosted by the Army & Navy Club
36-39 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN

When viewing images of 19th-century British warfare, the lustre of gold embellishments highlights the fashion of battlefield dress. These uniforms raise issues of status, symbolism, and cultural meanings within the military groups who wear them as well as the public who view them.

This lecture will analyse the military spectacle of British battlefield dress, with particular focus on gold braid, in response to political, economic and technological developments, and within the wider framework of British warfare.

Jennifer Daley is completing her PhD within the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London. Jennifer sits on the executive committee of The British Commission for Military History, and is an Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed, academic publication, The British Journal of Military History. Jennifer is a frequent speaker at international conferences.


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The dress code for the Army & Navy Club is smart. Ripped jeans, sportswear and flip-flops are not permitted.

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