These long years of warfare have attracted the attention of THS researchers for two reasons:
- The impact of the Revolution on the poorer people in Tewkesbury – when the women took a leading role
- The role of Tewkesbury men who fought with the Navy, notably at Trafalgar and with the Army in the Peninsular War in Spain
A Tewkesburian at Trafalgar?
This article was published in Bulletin 14 (2005) and won for Sam Eedle, the county Bryan Jerrard Award - an annual award made by the Gloucestershire Local History Association for what the judges believe to be the best published article on an aspect of Gloucestershire’s local history during the preceding year.
The article concerns the involvement of Tewkesbury resident, William Sandilands, in the Battle of Trafalgar.[Further material came to light after this article and Sam wrote two further articles on Sandilands]
|Bulletin articles filed under War-1815 Napoleon|
|Aspects of the 28th (N. Glos.) and 61st Regiments of Foot during the Peninsular War of 1807-14||J.R. Turland||Bulletin No 2 (1993)|
|A Tewkesburian at Trafalgar?||Sam Eedle (J)||Bulletin No 14 (2005)|
|The Continuing Mystery of Wm Sandilands||Sam Eedle||Bulletin No 15 (2006)|
|More Tewkesburians at Trafalgar||Sam Eedle||Bulletin No 15 (2006)|
|Tewkesbury’s Obsession with Nelson?||John Dixon (W)||Bulletin No 15 (2006)|
|A Tewkesburian at Trafalgar - a Correspondence||Sam Eedle||Bulletin No 22 (2013)|
|George Aunger: Sailor of Trafalgar||John Lewis||Bulletin No 24 (2015)|