Jane Austen and the Military
A presentation at Farnborough Library
Jane Austen includes several characters in her novels who are (or have been) in the military. This is not surprising, as through most of her writing career Britain was locked in a titanic struggle against Napoleonic France, in which battles such as Trafalgar and Waterloo were fought.
But was does she tell us about the military of her time and how accurate are her accounts?
Join author and historian Rupert Matthews as he looks at some of Austen's most famous characters and their military connections.