Further your research

Linda Colley, ‘Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837’ (London, 1992)

Stephen Conway, ‘War, State and Society in Mid-Eighteenth Century Britain and Ireland’ (Oxford University Press, 2006)

J.E. Cookson, ‘The British Armed Nation, 1793-1815’ (Oxford University Press, 1997)

N.A.M. Rodger, ‘The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649-1815’ (London, 2004)

David Chandler and I.F.W. Beckett, eds. ‘The Oxford History of the British Army’ (Oxford University Press, 1996)

Hugh Cunningham, ‘The Volunteer Force: a Social and Political History, 1859-1908’ (London, 1975)

Jeremy Crang, ‘The British Army and the People’s War, 1939-45’ (Manchester University Press, 2000)

Roger Broad, ‘Conscription in Britain, 1939-63; the Militarisation of a Generation’, (London, 2006)

S.P. Mackenzie, ‘The Home Guard: a Military and Political History’ (Oxford University Press, 1995)

Leonard V. Scott, ‘Conscription and the Attlee Governments: the Politics and Policy of National Service, 1945-1951’ (Oxford University Press, 1993)