Red Coats and All

| May 18, 2013

A Little bit About Tommy Atkins With the passage of Empire the writings of Rudyard Kipling have certainly today taken on the air of debate. Created during an age when the pink of world globes symbolized the far reach of Queen Victoria, her soldiers and her little wars, Kipling’s work is a symbol of Britain […]

Scotland and the Victoria Cross: The Crimea

| May 3, 2013

The War in the Crimea 1854 – 1856 In London’s Hyde Park, 26 June 1857, there was an investiture, a unique gathering with Queen Victoria presenting, while on horseback, the first awards of the Victoria Cross. The Queen was particularly interested in the creation of this supreme award for valour that was founded in 1856. […]