Naval & Military Club
From the fields of Waterloo to the deserts of Sudan, from the Plains of Abraham to the mountains of Dargai, from the trenches of Flanders to the jungles of Burma—the Highlander has made his mark. But how was it that an 18th century outlaw and rebel should become transformed into an international hero?
Lavishly illustrated, The In & Out—A History of the Naval and Military Club captures the essence of British style inside one of London’s grandest clubhouses—first with a famous home in Piccadilly and now in St James’s Square.
Over 150 years, its members have included numerous Victoria Cross winners, triumphant generals and admirals, even bold explorers. There are intimate tales of brave soldiers and sailors—alongside a few rogues and accounts of scandalous behaviour!
"With his trademark verve, wit and meticulous research, Newark offers an absorbing insight into the history of a London institution—which will fascinate the general reader as well as those with a personal connection to the great and glorious history of our armed forces"
- Bel Mooney, Daily Mail columnist