Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research

The Society for Army Historical Research was established in 1921 to encourage the study of the history of the British Army, including the Militia, Yeomanry and Territorial Army, as well as land forces of the Commonwealth and Empire. In addition to research on individual campaigns and commanders, the Society’s  interests cover the wider political, social and cultural aspects […]

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The book of tea

(Photo credit: The book of tea: Growing it, making it, drinking it, the history, recipes and lots more by Nick Kilby and Louise Cheadle is published by Jacqui Small LLP) (Image above shows the title of the book and the author names against an orange background with a white teacup and saucer)   Louise Cheadle […]

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Phossy Jaw

I came across many disturbing and gruesome diseases whilst being involved in the House of Lords parliamentary project, for example – chimney sweeps’ sooty warts, the plague and cholera. Another horrific disease I have found is phossy jaw. So what is Phossy jaw? The making of Lucifer matches brought on a dreadful disease in the workers. […]

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