Walls of Jericho - A Cavalry Tale
By Jonathan Hopkins
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Published: Dec. 06, 2010
Words: 112,927 (approximate)
Farrier's apprentice Joshua Lock saves a boy from a swirling winter torrent, unwittingly beginning an unlikely friendship despite the conflicts which will force both to face their differences head-on.
And soon duty pitches them into a bitter battle against Napoleon's army, where both must find a way to save their regiment from destruction in the first great cavalry charge of the Peninsular War
In the early years of the 19th century, historians would have us believe that British dragoons were an untrained and uncontrollable rabble - a liability wherever they were posted. In the Duke of Wellington's words, merely 'galloping at everything.' And perhaps that view of the cavalry is true.
In the freezing February of 1805, deep in a Gloucestershire woodland, two young men met by accident.
This is their story.
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