The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum in the city's historic docks contains a unique collection of objects spanning the centuries. In this book, the museum's director, Chris Chatterton, has selected 100 key objects and describes their place in the military history of the county and country.
From uniforms worn in battle against Napoleon and beautiful paintings of the Indian Raj, to the Glosters' famous role in Korea, this richly illustrated book tells the fascinating stories behind the objects and sheds a unique light on the past. This is a perfect introduction to the proud and important history of Gloucestershire's soldiers.
Chris Chatterton is a former secondary school teacher with a degree in History and English Literature. He is currently the Mayor of Gloucester and as such can offer a unique perspective on the history of the city. He is the holder of a role that dates back to at least 1199 and has access to a range of source material that will greatly enhance the history of the city. He is also an amateur historian who gives talks and presentations on the history of the area. He sits on the Cathedral Council and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Soldiers of Gloucester Museum. He lives in Quedgeley, Gloucester.