Royal Westminster Volunteers


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[002854] [Threat of Napoleonic Invasion]. Extract from the Star of Thursday, 17th October, 1805 – Royal Westminster Volunteers. Buckingham: Seeley, 1805. First Edition. 4to. Unbound. Broadside. Fair. Single sided printed broadside, approximately 180mm x 300mm in size.

Lightly browned generally, browned to head and foot with small amount of loss to bottom right hand corner, horizontal crease to centre, small black mark catching a couple of letters but with no loss of sense, a few small nicks and tears.

Relating the practising of manoeuvres by the Royal Westminster Regiment and the Twickenham and Isleworth Volunteers in case of invasion by Bonaparte, noting that “however true it may be that the appearance of Invasion is, at this time, more distant than it has been at many periods, yet I believe no man will doubt, but that the same Power, which has dared to threaten England, still pants for her destruction … Let it then be the boast of English Volunteers that to them has been assigned the illustrious task of completing a triple line of defence round the country which gave them birth”