The King’s Shilling

Wednesday 8th November 2.00pm


A presentation by Old English about the history of recruitment into the ‘Red Coat Army’ with special reference to the North East of England. The presentation is in the form of a series of songs and slides. These, together with a talk which explains the relevance of the songs, help to give an understanding of the history of enlistment into the army. It mainly focusses on the 18th and 19th centuries and highlights the role of the Recruiting Sergeant.