The Gordons


The Duchess of Gordon


When the regiment was raised in 1794 the Duke's wife, the Duchess Jean rode through country fairs to recruit men to fight the French. She was reputed to have placed a guinea coin between her lips offering to kiss any man who joined up. The illustration shows her in uniform distributing coloured ribbons for new recruits to wear on their hats.


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by Stephen Luscombe