Lady de Lancey at Waterloo: A Story of Duty and Devotion

Lady de Lancey at Waterloo: A Story of Duty and Devotion

by David Miller
     
 

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This book tells the tragic story of William De Lancey, who became one of the first professional staff officers in the British Army, worked for Wellington throughout the Penisular War, and was his chief-of-staff at the Battle of Waterloo. His wife Magdelene Hall led a sheltered life until, having been married barely a month, she accompanied her husband to

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This book tells the tragic story of William De Lancey, who became one of the first professional staff officers in the British Army, worked for Wellington throughout the Penisular War, and was his chief-of-staff at the Battle of Waterloo. His wife Magdelene Hall led a sheltered life until, having been married barely a month, she accompanied her husband to Brussels, was parted from him by the Waterloo campaign, found him afterwards wounded, and then nursed him for ten days until he died. Out of the tragedy of his death came a widow's moving tribute to her dead husband, the poignancy of which has not diminished with time. This fascinating story allows the reader a view at the personal level of the wide-ranging effects of the Battle of Waterloo. David Miller's incisive study features a reproduction of the authentic text of the abridged version of Lady De Lancey's Narrative—the story in the words of the lady herself—and includes an analysis and historiography of this important source from the Napoleonic period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781862274211
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


David Miller is an established author on modern defence matters, but also has a deep interest in history. This led, first, to his well-received book The Wreck of the Isabella, about a shipwreck in the Falklands in 1812 and now to this book. He served in the British Army from 1955 to 1991 and since then has worked as an author and journalist.

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