In These Times, Jenny Uglow

Living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars 1793 – 1815.

In These Times, Uglow, 2015

To quote the dust-jacket ” we know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic wars – but what of those left behind? The people on a Norfolk farm, in a Yorkshire mill, ….”.

Just what I wanted, to see the impact of the wars, the Militia, the food shortages, the bread prices, the incomes on the rural poor. Unfortunately none of this is mentioned. It concerns itself with gentlemen (and ladies), politicians, polite society and the state machinery.

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