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A Bearskin's Crimea (Paperback)

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Percy VC and his Brother Officers

Military Biography Crimean War

By Algernon Percy
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781844156436
Published: 15th November 2007
Last Released: 30th November 2007



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Using much previously untapped source material A Bearskin's Crimea is a blow-by-blow account of the Grenadier Guards' experiences in the Crimean War. The principal character, The Honourable Henry Percy, a member of the distiguished and powerful Northumberland family (known as 'The Kings of the North'), was present at all the major battles of that appalling conflict: The Alma, Balaklava, Inkerman and the Seige of Sebastopol. Percy was no ordinary soldier: not only was he a shrewd observer with a skilled pen but a thoroughly capable and courageous officer. This is borne out by his winning the Victoria Cross and his rapid promotion.

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