Jane Austen and the Militia

Today, over at What Jane Austen Didn’t Tell Us, Paul Wray discusses militia regiments in Jane Austen’s time.

Mr. Wickham in Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Weston (formerly Captain Weston) in Emma, and Jane Austen’s brother Henry all served as officers in the militia. The militia was a domestic military force and, unlike the regular army, could not be sent on duty outside the country. 

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