First raised in 1715 as Dromer’s Dragoons to combat the Jacobite rebellion of that year, the 14th (King’s) Hussars became one of the most distinguished regiments in the British cavalry. Decimated by disease while deployed in the Caribbean at the end of the 19th century, and left with just 25 survivors, the regiment re-recruited and was sent to Spain in 1808. It fought throughout the Peninsular War until 1814, returning to Britain for a respite after crossing the Pyrenees with Wellington in 1814. Within weeks, however, the regiment was in action again in America, taking part in the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. Deployed in India in the 1840s, the regiment fought in the first Sikh War and the Indian Mutiny. For the rest of the 19th century, the regiment alternated between India and garrison duty in Ireland. This is a handsome reprint of the 14th (King’s) Hussars Regimental History first published in 1901. This complete history, presented chronologically, details the commanders, operations and uniforms from 1715-1900 and is complemented with superb full colour plates of uniforms and standards, and photographs of the regimental commanders during this period. Detailed maps show operational campaign details
HISTORICAL RECORD OF THE 14th (KING’S) HUSSARS 1715-1900
A superb reprint with full colour illustrations of the 1901 history of one of the most distinguished cavalry regiments in the British army. Originally raised to fight the 1715 Jacobite rebellion, the regiment later fought throughout the Peninsular War, the War of 1812 against the US, and the Indian Mutiny.