Fighting Generals of the Victorian Age
History Press 2014
Hardback 320pp Illustrated
9780752493176   Product Code: 22763
From the First Afghan War of 1839-1842 to the Boer War of 1899-1902, dozens of colonial wars were fought during the reign of Queen Victoria. Although commanders Gordon, Cardigan and Kitchener are remembered today, many of the great military names of the period are largely forgotten. From military geniuses to egoists, despots and fools, this book profiles 170 of the men who made their name advancing, maintaining or sometimes endangering the British Empire on the battlefield.