Yorkshire During the Napoleonic Wars

Yorkshire During the Napoleonic Wars

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A time capsule of life as it was in Yorkshire during the Napoleonic Wars 1793–1815.

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York Herald and County Advertiser, June 1813:

Meetings at Liverpool and Leicester – to petition for Reform in Parliament. A Mr. Ryder observed – Look at the actual state of England – the lower classes suffering and turbulent; the middle orders oppressed, desponding and inert; a careless and indolent aristocracy, and a voluptuous court. To what is the largest share of these evils owing? I answer without hesitation – to War.

The above statement from a York newspaper neatly summed up the state of England in 1813 after it had endured being at war with France for twenty years. It is an example of how old newspapers are like time capsules, containing details of national and local affairs and recording the social and industrial activities of both rich and poor, during a period of time. Through a study of the York Herald and County Advertiser, published during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1793–1815, Patricia Scott endeavours to produce such a time capsule of life as it was in Yorkshire during that period of strife. 

  • Size 156 x 234mm
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 378
  • ISBN 9781911148142
  • Author Patricia Scott
  • Editor
  • Illustrations Mono

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