Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Austin Gee

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199261253

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 July 2019



(p.1) Introduction
The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Austin Gee

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the purpose of the book, which is to show how volunteers rapidly established themselves as a force of reliable defenders of the established order: not only how they contributed to national defence, but also how they helped create a sense of local and national unity and a loyalist consensus. It then characterizes the voluntary forces that were formed in England, Scotland, and Wales during the wars against the French republic and empire.

Keywords:   volunteer military forces, French wars, volunteering, volunteer organizations

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .