Duke of Wellington

History that Changed the World
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ISBN-13:
9780996998536
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
402
Autor:
Chris Pope
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
Windows
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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.

ContentsAcknowledgements

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
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.

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