Alnwick Castle is thrilled to host the launch of a new book by local historian Bill Openshaw, documenting the history of the Percy Tenantry Volunteers.
In 1798, during Britain’s conflict with Napoleonic France, Hugh Percy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland raised, trained and equipped 1,500 men to defend the North East of England. The Percy Tenantry Volunteers were amateur soldiers, but under the leadership of the Duke, were fashioned into an elite, innovative fighting force.
Now, for the first time, their full history has been compiled. To The Call of Bugles uses the treasure trove of information in Alnwick Castle’s archives to reveal a fascinating new understanding of these valiant Volunteers. 
To The Call of Bugles is a must-read for fans of military and North East history alike, and Bill will be launching the book, as well as demonstrating some hands-on Napoleonic history, at Alnwick Castle’s Guest Hall on 4th August. Join us for a fascinating evening to celebrate this part of the Castle’s story.

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