Sighing for a Soldier: the lure of the scarlet coatee

Thursday, August 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“She saw all the glories of the camp; its tents stretched forth in beauteous uniformity of lines, crowded with the young and gay, and dazzling with scarlet; and to complete the view, she saw herself seated beneath a tent, tenderly flirting with at least six officers at once.” Jane Austen’s description of Lydia Bennet in ‘Pride and Prejudice’

The attentions of the local female population were just one of the attractions on offer to men serving with the North York Militia in the 1800s.

In this talk, The Green Howards Museum’s Director, Lynda Powell looks at the pleasures, opportunities and pitfalls of life in the North York Militia.

This Museum Talk is part of Richmond’s GeorgeFest 18 programme.


Bookings are closed for this event.