19th Century

Seema Syeda 2 weeks ago
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Thomas Morris Chester is a name little-known in most households. But Chester was a remarkable…

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The American Civil War might easily have ended in 1862. In the event, it dragged…

Military History Matters 6 months ago
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It was less a pitched battle than a succession of accidental collisions; less a decisive…

Seema Syeda 7 months ago
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Seema Syeda on battlefield scoops throughout the ages. William Howard Russell William Howard Russell was…

Seema Syeda 10 months ago
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Grant’s conduct of the Overland Campaign has sometimes been criticised as bludgeoning – lacking in…

Seema Syeda 10 months ago
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The 1824 Vagrancy Act – which criminalises rough sleeping – has become the subject of public debate after…

Seema Syeda 12 months ago
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The siege of Ladysmith during the Anglo-Boer war is the stuff of legends. The Boers…

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Patrick Boniface on the deaths in combat of regal warriors. The savagery of the Zulu…

Seema Syeda 2 years ago
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We know the story. Goaded into a hopeless war by an expanding colonial empire, thousands…

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War and violence are the last things one would associate with that 19th-century doyenne of…