The definitive history of one of the British army’s most distinguished units, the Loyal North Lancashire regiment, from 1741 to the eve of the Great War. Within a few years of its foundation the regiment took part in the losing battle against the Jacobites at Prestonpans outside Edinburgh in 1745, was on the winning side at Quebec in 1759, lost again during the American War of Independence before winning glory in the Peninsular War when its battalions fought with Sir John Moore at Corunna and with Wellington at Vittoria, St Sebastian, Bidoassa, the Nivelle and the Nive, winning a record number of battle honours. The Lancashires fought in Burma and the Crimea and the final chapters of this fine unit history look at the effects of them of the Volunteer movement and the foundation of the Territorial Army.
LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT 1741- 1914
Definitive history of one of the British Army’s most famous names – the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment – from their foundation in 1741 to the eve of the Great War. Covers the 1745 Jacobite rebellion, Quebec, the US War of Independence, the Peninsular War and the Crimea.