Wellington's Army: Uniforms of the British Soldier

Plates by Charles Hamilton Smith
Text by Philip Haythornthwaite

Published by Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal Limited


Charles Hamilton Smith's illustrations of soldiers of the British Army are a faithful and delightful record of how Wellington's troops were uniformed and equipped. Wellington's Army presents a collection of these sought after plates in a special, large format and provides a superb evocation of British military uniforms during the closing years of the Peninsular War and at the epic battle of Waterloo.

The plates, drawn from life and completed in 1814, cover all the branches of service including line infantry; light infantry and rifles; heavy andlight cavalry; general officers; foreign troops; artillery and engineers; and cadets and veterans. Each plate is accompanied by an incisive text by the leading expert on Wellington's troops ­ Philip Haythornthwaite ­ that discusses the unit in question, the uniform and its significant features.

Wellington's Army also includes an extensive introduction analysing the evolution of the British Army of the period and examining the colourful life of Charles Hamilton Smith.

Key Points

-- British military uniforms of the Peninsular War and Waterloo

-- Superb plates with detailed commentary

Includes Grenadiers & Light Infantry of the 29th or Worcestershire Regiment of Infantry on Duty at Home.