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The Yeomanry - Britain's 19th-century Paramilitaries
Cover feature of the month in History Today:
From the magazine:
"Established partly in response to the long-feared French invasion and partly to quell unrest at home, the yeomanry were increasingly used by the authorities to intervene on the side of employers in disputes and riots. The ensuing armed clashes present the clearest example of class warfare in early 19th-century Britain, says Nick Mansfield."
Click here to view the article online in History Today, August 2013, Volume 63, Issue 8 (first few paragraphs free, subscription needed for the full article).