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Punishments were often painful and disgraceful to discourage those who witnessed them from undergoing the same fate.

There were many complaints about the presence of women and children in camp who distracted the men from their duties or made a general nuisance of themselves with one such protest made to Whitehall on 23 January 1720: "Complaint having been made, that you permit women and children to lye in the barracks . The other relates to a rout by William Burke, Lord of Bealatury, in 1599 of "English recruits clad in red coats" ( qui erant tyrones Angli sagis rubris induti). In 1584, the Lord President of the Council informed the Sheriffs and Justices of Lancashire who were charged with raising 200 foot soldiers for service in Ireland that they should be furnished with "a cassocke of some motley, sad grene coller, or russett". Accordingly, even when new, batches of garments sent to regiments might be issued in different shades of red. The Library of Congress possesses several examples of the uniforms the British Army used during this time.Red de Círculos Bolivarianos asegura que la oposición está dolida por celebración del Bicentenario en Noticias24. Prior to 1707, colonels of regiments made their own arrangements for the manufacture of uniforms under their command. Red and scarlet uniforms were widely worn by British organised or allied forces during the Imperial period. A soldier in camp could expect to be provided with a loaf of bread for which would last about four days. Y. Carman traces in considerable detail the slow evolution of red as the English soldier's colour, from the Tudors to the Stuarts.

A vegetable dye, it was recognised as economical, simple and reliable and remained the first choice for lower quality reds from the ancient world until chemical dyes became cheaper in the latter 19th century. Its bright red color made soldiers easy to spot during battles, helping with organization and leadership. But before the 1880s, guns were not accurate and made lots of smoke, so wearing red did not make them an instant target.However, none of these examples constituted the national uniform that the red coat was later to become. Conditions in camp were normally inadequate as a site had to be set up wherever space was available – basic amenities such as fresh running water would have to be collected from nearby sources and latrines often had to be dug once camp had been set up. As a result, some armoured regiments and artillery units substitute dark blue, Canadian-Scottish regiments "archer green", and all rifle/ Voltigeur regiments " rifle green" for scarlet tunics as a part of their full dress. While on campaign, the army would gather a large group of followers ranging from sutlers, who would sell commodities to the soldiers, to the wives and women who chose to follow their men into war.

Officers and NCOs of those regiments which previously wore red retain scarlet as the colour of their "mess" or formal evening jackets.Soldiers received a daily wage after their sign up bounty, though once equipment and food had been purchased, they were left with little in the way of luxuries. After a long, gruelling campaign in the Peninsular, France was finally invaded in 1814 - a staggering turn around when one considers the difficulties experienced by the British, Spanish and Portuguese since 1807. When on campaign, soldiers would normally be supplied with an allowance of bread, meat, oatmeal or rice and either beer or rum to wash it down with. The ready availability of red pigment made it popular for military clothing, and the dying process required for red involved only one stage. The new English Army was formed of 22,000 men, divided into 12 foot regiments of 600 men each, one dragoon regiment of 1000 men, and the artillery, consisting of 900 guns.

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