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'Napoleon the Great' book cover
Events

Napoleon the Great

Join historian Andrew Roberts in conversation with Professor Ali Ansari as they discuss the life and legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte on the 200th anniversary of his death.

In Conversation
Detail from 'A view of the Engagement at Vinegar Hill, June 21st 1798'
Events

The Irish Wars: The Irish Against Napoleon (Lecture 3/3)

Whatever political tensions existed in Ireland in the wake of the 1798 and 1803 Rebellions, Irishmen were never slow to join the British Army in the fight against Napoleon.

Talk
Burberry trench coat, 2014
Stories

Army fashion statements

The Army's influence on fashion is not new. Military dress has made its way from conflict to catwalk over and over again.

Story
Oxo tin, 1915
Stories

The original bulletproof vest?

During the First World War Private Stephen Palmer was sent an Oxo tin that ended up saving his life.

Story
Detail from 'A view of the Engagement at Vinegar Hill, June 21st 1798'
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The Irish Wars: The Irish Against Napoleon (Lecture 1/3)

In the first of three lectures on Ireland in the Napoleonic Wars, Patrick Mercer OBE traces the development of some of the toughest regiments that Napoleon’s troops had to face.

Talk
'United Irishmen in training', 1798
Events

The Pike Dinner

10 June 1798 became known as ‘Pike Sunday’ when Crown forces in Ireland descended en masse, seized hidden pikes and arrested blacksmiths. Join historian Patrick Mercer OBE to find out more about this extraordinary episode in Britain and Ireland’s military history.

Dinner & Talk
Glengarry badge, 85th (Bucks Volunteers) King's Regiment of Light Infantry, c1874
Stories

85th, or The King's Regiment of Light Infantry (Bucks Volunteers)

This unit was raised in 1793. It served with the British Army until the 1881 reforms, when it was merged into The King’s Light Infantry (Shropshire Regiment).

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Glengarry badge, 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers), c1873
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88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers)

Raised in 1793 in the west of Ireland, this infantry regiment served until the reforms of 1881 when it was merged into The Connaught Rangers.

story
Glengarry badge 69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment, c1874
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69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot

This British Army infantry unit was raised in 1758. It continued in service until 1881, when it was amalgamated into The Welsh Regiment.

story
Other ranks' glengarry badge, 70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot, c1874
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70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot

This infantry regiment was raised in 1758. It continued in British Army service until the 1881 reforms, when it was merged into The East Surrey Regiment.

Story
Cap badge, 7th (Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards, c1900
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7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards

This cavalry regiment was raised in 1688. It fought in many British Army campaigns until 1922, when it was merged into the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards.

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Glengarry badge, 68th (Durham) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry), c1874
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68th (Durham) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry)

This infantry unit was raised in 1758. It served until the 1881 Army reforms, when it was merged into The Durham Light Infantry.

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