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The Rambling Soldier

Roy Palmer
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571242092
Date Published
29.05.2008
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Summary

Roy Palmer has brought together songs and ballads from the period 1750 to 1900, and interspersed them with the writings (from letters, memoirs etc) of many soldiers, as well as contemporary prints and photographs, to give a vivid account of life in the lower ranks at this time.

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Roy Palmer was educated at Manchester University where he obtained B.A. and M.A. degrees. He taught for many years, the last eleven as head of a Birmingham comprehensive school, before taking early retirement. Involved from the 1960s in singing and seeking traditional songs, his collection of field recordings is now in the Recorded Sound Archive at the British Library. Since…

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