The story of the Crimean war (1853–1856) in the British culture.



The real goals of the Crimean war, which took place in the middle of the 19th century, were unclear to the general British public initially and completely forgotten over time. However several cult works, images and characters have survived in the collective national British memory: a poem by a poet-laureate Alfred Tennyson «The charge of the light brigade», the «thin red line» motif, legendary Florence Nightingale. Thus the historical events are forgotten, and those things that are kept by culture overcome the time.


the Crimean war; Great Britain; Russia; «The Great Game»; cult works; images; characters of British culture.

DOI: 10.31249/lit/2021.02.05

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