Who were the men who commanded the British Army in the numerous small wars of the Victorian Empire? Today, many are all but forgotten, save the likes of Cardigan, Kitchener, Baden-Powell, and Gordon of Khartoum. Yet they were a disparate and fascinating assemblage, made up of men of true military genius, as well as egotists, fools, and despots. William Wright surveys over 150 of these men, their careers, and personalities. He reveals not only the lives of the great military names of the period, but also those who history has overlooked, from James "Buster" Browne, who once fought a battle in his nightshirt, to Jack Bisset, who had fought in three South African wars by his 23rd birthday. Based on original research and complemented by over 50 photographs, Warriors of the Queen provides new insight into the men who built (and sometimes endangered) the British Empire on the battlefield.