A Hawk at War


Personal Reminiscences of General Sir Thomas Brotherton CB, a Captain in the 14th Light Dragoons during the Pensinular War. Edited by Bryan Perrett. 84 pages.

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A Hawk at War is the Personal Reminiscences of General Sir Thomas Brotherton CB. Brotherton joined the 14th Light Dragoons in 1798, aged just 22 he was already a veteran and served as a Captain during the Peninsular War of 18108 – 1814. In later life he recorded his recollections which are collected here.They offer an incredible insight into the life of a Cavalry officer during the Peninsular War. A man of immense personal courage his memories include duels with French officers, daring escapes, discipline and his time spent as a Prisoner.

The editor, Bryan Perrett, also authored ‘The Hawks’, a short history of thee 14th/20th King’s Hussars.

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Weight 320 g
Dimensions 265 × 180 × 20 mm