British Colours & Standards 1747–1881 (1)

British Colours & Standards 1747–1881 (1)

Cavalry

Elite 77
  • Author: Ian Sumner
  • Illustrator: Richard Hook
  • Short code: ELI 77
  • Publication Date: 25 Sep 2001
  • ISBN: 9781841762005
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

In this first of a two-part sequence a respected vexillologist describes, explains and illustrates a wide variety of the standards and guidons carried during the 18th and 19th centuries by British Household, Regular, Yeomanry and Volunteer cavalry units. The successive regulations between 1747 and 1868 are supported by tables of 'ancient badges' and battle honours; by many examples of non-regulation practice (in the cavalier tradition of the British cavalry); and by ten dazzling plates by Richard Hook, detailing some 35 flags in full colour.

Biographical Note

Ian Sumner was born in 1953 in Eccles, near Manchester. He originally trained as a librarian in Newcastle-upon-Tyne but is now a freelance author. His previous work for Osprey includes three Men-at-Arms titles on the French Army 1914-45; he has also written several books on the history of the East Riding of Yorkshire, where he now lives with his wife.Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reigate College of Art. After national service with 1st Bn, Queen's Royal Regiment he became art editor of the much-praised magazine Finding Out during the 1960s. He has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, earning an international reputation particularly for his deep knowledge of Native American material culture; and has illustrated more than 30 Osprey titles. Richard is married and lives in Sussex; his three children Adam, Jason, and Christa are all professionally active in various artistic disciplines.

Contents

General introduction and explanation: the evolution of British unit flags pre-1747 The 1747 regulations Subsequent alterations - 1768, 1801, etc. The standards of the regular Cavalry (regiment by regiment)

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