Crimean War

Wars have left their impact in Sheffield, and the Crimean War perhaps more than any. W.H.G. Armytage marks the metamorphosis of a large-scale industrial city

Valley of the Shadow of Death, by Roger Fenton

T.J. Brady introduces an early photographer at a Victorian front.

The legacy of the Crimean War still resonates in Ukraine, as Hugh Small explains.

Robert Pearce asks whether Britain benefited from the 1853-56 contest.

Between autumn 1855 and spring 1856, the attitude of Britain’s war leaders underwent bewildering change as their determination to bring the war with Russia to a desirable conclusion was buffeted by doubts about the commitment of the French, and fears about the motives of French policy, as Brian James reveals.

Helen Rappaport on Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale and the Post-Crimean War reputation of the woman recently voted ‘greatest black Briton’: Mary Seacole.

Hugh Small challenges the accepted view of why the Light Brigade charged the Russian guns at Balaclava on October 25th, 1854.

John Hannavy looks at panoramas of the siege of Sevastopol in the Crimean War.

Valley of the Shadow of Death, by Roger Fenton

The events leading up to Britain and France's declarations of war on Russia on successive days on 27 and 28 March 1854.