The Duke of Wellington is a collection of historical events brought into modern times. Many illustrations are included in the different chapters. Specifically, selected illustrations that are deemed important to the his-tory of the Duke of Wellington are added as two-pagers at the Appendix section at the end of the book.
The object of this work is to outline the history with great clarity as possible and with significant details in the history of the Duke of Wellington. The "Duke of Wellington" presents an effective way to spark the interest of his story. It is anticipated that the "Duke of Wellington" will be helpful to the student as well as readers interested in the man as a historical figure. This volume provides plenty of personal details, a wealth of dramatic incident, as well as a massive amount of details to indulge the view of history.
This volume should not be ignored, the details and the chapers full of facts transport the reader into the time and get in touch with the Duke of Wellington who made England great.
"The Duke of Wellington and Napoleon were rivals in life and in death. The two were the supreme commanders of their age; how much do you know about the influence that the Duke of Wellington had on the path of history?"
It seems like that in 1814, after twenty-five years of war in Europe, it was finally coming to an end. The surrender of Emperor Napoleon ended up with his banishment to the small island of Elba.
Soon after. The European supremacies started to reinstate their countries totality and Europe progressed to normality and peace.
However, Napoleon escaped from Elba in March 1815 and landed in France. The Duke of Wellington and the European allies had to reunite their armies and arrange to recommence war to defeat the Emperor yet once again. Napoleon and Duke of Wellington, whose soldiers fought against one each other meet for their ending battle at Waterloo.
The "Duke of Wellington" is a complete biography and covers the life of the Iron Duke from 1769 until 1852.
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Table of ContentsContents Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction Review Questions Napoleon and the English The Chump of the Family (1769-93) Lady Mornington The British Army Holland and England CHAPTER II Wellington's Debut (1794-97) Wellesley reached Ostend Wellesley reached England CHAPTER III Battle of Seringapatam (1797-1800) Return to Calcutta WELLINGTON'S BATTLE IN INDIA. Harris's first serious engagement The siege Commander of Mysore King of the World CHAPTER IV War with the Marhattás (1801-3) Colonel Wellesley remained in Mysore The stone-built fortress of Ahmednuggur CHAPTER V Last Years in India (1803-5) Mountain Fort of Gawilghur Breakup of the Army in the Deccan East India Company CHAPTER VI England, Ireland, and Denmark (1805-7) Command to Hanover Chief Secretary for Ireland Peace of Tilsit The bombardment of Copenhagen CHAPTER VII Battles of the Peninsular War (1808) Portugal&Spain Wellesley in Portugal CHAPTER VIII Victory Abroad, Anger at Home (1808-9) Battle of Vimiero House of Lords CHAPTER IX Sir Arthur's Return to Portugal (1809) Memorandum of Portugal Wellesley in Portugal CHAPTER X Talavera (1809) English Commander stationed on the hill A division of the English Royal Guards, CHAPTER XI Wellesley's Defense of Portugal (1809-10) In the middle of August 1809 Cuesta resigned his command, Napoleon CHAPTER XII The Lines of Torres Vedras (1810) CHAPTER XIII Masséna beats a Retreat (1810-11) The Marshal General, CHAPTER XIV The Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo (1811-12) Badajoz Lieutenant-General Hill CHAPTER XV Badajoz and Salamanca (1812) The three British Divisions engaged CHAPTER XVI Closing of the Peninsular War (1812-14) Napoleon was at Dresden In the battles of the Nive The last battle of the Peninsular War CHAPTER XVII Start Waterloo Campaign (1814-15) London went wild with excitement The Congress of Vienna CHAPTER XVIII Ligny and Quatre Bras (1815) In Belgium CHAPTER XIX Waterloo (1815) The Earl of Uxbridge The Highlanders At Planchenoit CHAPTER XX Wellington the Statesman (1815-52) Virtutis fortuna comes Appendix WATERLOO OPPOSITION TO REFORM Notes Chris Pope about the Book