Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 April 2014

256 Pages | 6 illus.

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199681006

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Marriage and the British Army in the Long Eighteenth Century

'The Girl I Left Behind Me'

Jennine Hurl-Eamon

  • First study of wives living apart from campaigning army in Britain
  • First to delve into the army's policy against marriage of its officers and rankers in the eighteenth century, and its role in the story of army professionalization
  • First to discuss the masculinity of married soldiers
  • First to explore the survival strategies of soldiers and their wives in eighteenth-century Britain
  • Emphasizes the diversity of regimental cultures in the eighteenth-century British army