In these times, living in Britain through Napoleon’s wars
This is one of the many reference books that I selected in a bid to gain as much factual detail about the Georgian period as I could. The novel I’m working on has sections in the 1820s, and I think it’s important to fix the time period as properly as possible, if you set something in the past.
Uglow’s book was a mine of information, giving me a good deal, in regards to the military, and the aftereffects which were felt by all those connected with army personnel. It is definitely one of the least dry of the research materials that I used, and provided the majority of the background for the father of one of my main characters.