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The Military and the Monarchy: The Case and Career of the Duke of Cambridge in an Age of Reform


Kevin W. Farrell



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Follow Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge, through his military career and through him explore the changing relationship between the Military and the British Monarchy during the Victorian Era. It is a must have for any scholar of British History.

About the Author

Kevin W. Farrell is an associate professor of history at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he oversees the military history program. A 1986 graduate of West Point, he earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York City. Also a colonel in the U.S. Army, he has commanded at the platoon, company and battalion level with extensive combat and leadership experience in the Balkans, Afghanistan and as a battalion commander in Iraq. He is married to the former Sheila Newman of Lugoff, South Carolina, and together they have three children.


“Well grounded in the archives, this is an important study both of the relationship between the monarch and military and of the British army as it struggled to cope with the consequences of repeated wars, international competition, and technological and institutional change.” – Jeremy Black, Professor of History, University of Exeter

“Farrell’s comprehensively researched and convincingly reasoned analysis establishes Cambridge as not a one-dimensional reactionary but as a central figure in the complex redefinition of the relationship of armed forces, crown, and Parliament during the mid-Victorian era.” — Dennis Showalter, Co-editor of If the Allies had Fallen: Sixty Alternate Scenarios of World War II

Read the Washington Times' review of The Military and the Monarchy

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