The late 18th and early 19th centuries were dominated by a series of conflicts in which various European military coalitions sought to check the ambitions of the newly declared French Republic and, later, the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
On this special guided tour, curator Mel Price will examine the stories and uniforms of those who served in these wars. Highlights include an eye-catching drummer’s coat and bearskin hat, the distinctive dark green jacket of the Corps of Riflemen, as well as uniform worn by those who fought at the Battle of Waterloo.
The tour will last approximately one hour.
Mel Price is a curator of equipment and uniform at the National Army Museum. Her main interests are in the history of uniform and accoutrements, textiles and the Irish soldier. She is currently researching the Irish soldier in the Victorian army.