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life of the most noble Arthur, Duke of Wellington

C. H. Gifford

life of the most noble Arthur, Duke of Wellington

from his earliest years, down to the Treaty of Paris in 1815 : comprising particular details of the great battles of Vimiera, Talavera, Salamanca, Vittoria and the Pyrenees : an historical view of the origin, progress and termination of the Peninsular War : together with a circumstancial narrative of the splendid victory over Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo : interspersed with biographical sketches of the most distinguished military officers that have served under His Grace, &c.

by C. H. Gifford

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Published by Printed and published by W. Lewis ... in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, -- Duke of, -- 1769-1852.,
  • Peninsular War, 1807-1814.,
  • Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815,
  • Great Britain -- History, Military -- 19th century.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18982220M

    Campaigns of Field-Marshal His Grace, The Most Noble Arthur, Duke of Wellington Detailing all the Celebrated Battles gained by the English Armies, commanded by this Unconquered Hero, from the taking of Seringapatam to the memorable Victory at Waterloo, text in French and English, engraved equestrian portrait and 24 plates (each with a view and text in English and French below), some foxing. The Duke of Wellington’s remarkable life and extraordinary campaigns are recreated with Holmes’ superb skill in this compelling book. Richard Holmes charts Wellington’s stellar military career from India to Europe, and in the process, rediscovers the reasons Queen Victoria called him the greatest man the nineteenth century had produced/5(91).

    The book aims to be realistic - the fog ofwar is foggy indeed, and Wellington sometimes makes mistakes. Thecasualties at Waterloo are appalling, and the battle almost -Col. Trant of "Sharpe's Rangers" fame actually appears, an excellent soldier but "the most drunken dog there ever was" in Wellington's l is the emphasis on Wellington's Indian campaign and on Cited by: "Waterloo + Wellington book collection" Topic. 1 Post. All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, The Life of the Most Noble Arthur Duke of Wellington. The maxims and opinions of Wellington.

    The life of the most noble Arthur, Marquis and Earl of Wellington, Viscount Wellington of Talavera and of Wellington, and Baron Douro of Wellesley, all in the county of Somerset, K.B. lieutenant general; marshal general of the Portuguese, and captain general of the Spanish armies; commander in chief of His Britannic Majesty's forces in the. Arthur Wellesley – better known as the Duke of Wellington, a title he was granted in – was born in Dublin on May 1, , the same year as Napoleon. He joined the British Army in and served in the Netherlands, India and Denmark before rising to prominence in the Peninsular War.


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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1 May –14 September ) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman, widely considered one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century.

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