The English family

After the letters– What happened next? Where was our Colonel posted?  The family’s story after 1839.

‘My dear Kate’ Mrs English: the story of Kate and her family.

Frederick English’s children – the lives of the six children of Frederick and Catherine English and their families.

Frederick English’s brothers and sisters our Colonel was the third in a family of seven children.

Frederick English in the Napoleonic Wars – between the ages of nineteen and twenty-four, Frederick English took part in five battles.

The Colonel’s medals – he won a medal for his service in the Peninsula, and another for gallantry in a sea rescue.

Friends, colleagues and neighbours

Hampshire neighbours – some of the people living in and around Wickham in the 1830s who are mentioned in the letters

People in the West Indies – soldiers, sailors and civilians who are mentioned in the letters