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Title: 'Fairly out-Generalled and disgracefully beaten' : the British Army in the Low Countries, 1793-1814
Author: Limm, Andrew Robert
ISNI:       0000 0004 5351 8647
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2015
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The history of the British Army in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars is generally associated with stories of British military victory and the campaigns of the Duke of Wellington. An intrinsic aspect of the historiography is the argument that, following British defeat in the Low Countries in 1795, the Army was transformed by the military reforms of His Royal Highness, Frederick Duke of York. This thesis provides a critical appraisal of the reform process with reference to the organisation, structure, ethos and learning capabilities of the British Army and evaluates the impact of the reforms upon British military performance in the Low Countries, in the period 1793 to 1814, via a series of narrative reconstructions. This thesis directly challenges the transformation argument and provides a re-evaluation of British military competency in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: D204 Modern History ; DA Great Britain ; DH Netherlands (The Low Countries) ; U Military Science (General)