The Scottish Soldier and Empire, 1854-1902 (Hardcover)

By Edward Spiers

Edinburgh University Press, 9780748623549, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2006

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The Scottish Soldier and Empire, 1854-1902 reflects upon the iconic role of the Scottish soldier as an empire builder from the Crimean War to the end of the nineteenth century. It examines how the soldier commented on this imperial experience, largely through letter, diaries and poems published in the provincial press, how his exploits were reviewed in Scotland and how military achievements contributed to both a growing sense of national identity and a deepening degree of imperial commitment.

About the Author

Edward M. Spiers is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Leeds University