The Light Division in the Peninsular War

Wednesday 27th January 2021 [POSTPONED]

St John’s Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, SP2 9NP


The Light Brigade, subsequently the Light Division, was without a doubt the elite of Wellington’s Peninsular Army. While they emerged as the best light troops, they certainly weren’t the first or only light infantry in the British army. Based on his forthcoming book, historian Tim Saunders will answer the question “how did they emerge as that elite so quickly when much of the rest of the Army struggled with the realities of campaign?”

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Tim Saunders served in the Army in the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment for 30 years before leaving to become a full-time military historian. Recently he has branched out into presenting and making military history DVDs for Battlefield History TV and Pen and Sword Books.