The Duke of Wellington in 100 Objects


By: Gareth Glover
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781526758620
Published: 30th September 2020
RRP / Print Price: £25.00

Current purchase price:
£30.00

The Duke of Wellington in 100 Objects

Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, was the outstanding British individual of the nineteenth century. His victories at Seringapatam and Assaye extended British control in India and his famous campaign in Spain and Portugal helped to drive Napoleon into exile. Wellington is, of course, mostly remembered for defeating Napoleon at Waterloo and his prestige after that epoch-changing event saw him becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain on two occasions.

These are the commonly-known facts about the Iron Duke, but in this remarkable investigation into the life of Britain’s greatest general, we learn so much more about Wellington as a person, through the objects, large and small, that marked key episodes in his personal, military and public life. Renowned historian Gareth Glover details Wellington’s family background in Ireland, his early military career, his one-and-only meeting with Nelson, his campaigns in Flanders, the Iberian Peninsula and Waterloo. What we also learn is of his difficult marriage – and his scandalous womanising, even bedding the same woman as Napoleon – and his strained relationship with his two boys.

His political career was a controversial one, including his fight to pass the Catholic Emancipation Bill and of a period of three months when he ran the government by himself because he refused to appoint any Cabinet ministers!

Packed with more than 200 full-colour photographs, The Duke of Wellington in 100 Objects will show the world the objects he touched, or which touched him, in the life of one of the most outstanding characters Britain has ever produced.

 

 




Some books that may interest you

Stay the Distance
Stay the Distance
By: Peter Jacobs

By the Skin of My Teeth
By the Skin of My Teeth
By: Colin Downes

Armoured Warfare and the Waffen-SS 1944-1945
Armoured Warfare and the Waffen-SS 1944-1945
By: Anthony Tucker-Jones

Seaforth World Naval Review 2018
Seaforth World Naval Review 2018
By: Conrad Waters

Wellington's Headquarters
Wellington's Headquarters
By: S.G.P Ward

Peterborough in the Great War
Peterborough in the Great War
By: Abigail Hamilton-Thompson

Up in Harm's Way
Up in Harm's Way
By: Commander R.M. 'Mike' Crosley DSC* RN

One-hour Wargames
One-hour Wargames
By: Neil Thomas

A Passion for Flying
A Passion for Flying
By: Group Captain Tom Eeles



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.