since about Victorian times (roughly 1837 on)
There were two unexpected lines in the review:1. "The way in which the war became a crucial part of late-Victorian patriotic mythology, contributing to a new ethos of muscular Christianity" and 2. "In Britain, the key factor was the pressure of public opinion, whipped up by newspapers that cast the Orthodox Tsar as a “semi-pagan” bully". The key factor?Clearly we don't know the history of the Crimean War as well as we might.
And politics. I remember reading there were plans to invade Russia in the first war plans to stop them 'threatening' Britians trade routes.
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