During the long 18th century, British troops campaigned across the globe, playing a crucial role in Britain’s efforts for imperial expansion and preservation. How did the Army transform to become a world-operating force, capable of taking on opponents across the globe?
Historian Jeremy Black will lift the veil on the significant role played by the British Army in the expansion of empire during the long 18th century. He will consider how the British Army was able to thrive and adapt to ever-changing types of warfare while also scrutinising the politics and perception of the Army.
About the speaker
Jeremy Black is a prolific lecturer and writer, the author of over 100 books. Many concern aspects of 18th-century British, European and American political, diplomatic and military history. But he has also broadened his perspective, both temporally and geographically, and published on the history of the press, cartography, warfare, culture and on the nature and uses of history itself.
After graduating from Cambridge University, he undertook research at Oxford and has subsequently been Professor of History at the universities of Durham and Exeter.