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Lord Wellington don’t know how to lose a battle.” This view of a soldier at Waterloo became the judgment of the world on the man who was hailed as the first general of his age. At Waterloo, Wellington defeated Napoleon, the master of war, finally checking the disruptive forces of the French Revolution that had troubled Europe for over two decades. He taught himself the art
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Published March 12th 1992 by Weidenfeld and Nicolson
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This is a very good introduction to the career of the great Duke of Wellington. It covers all his battles and campaigns - not just the famous ones - and explains how his early political ambitions intruded into his growing military career. Also it explains the role of his brothers properly, something I had not previously really understood. That said it gives very little space to his personal life or his activities away from the army. His wife and children get about a page in all, for instance. Ne ...more
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Edwin James Lawrence, most commonly known as Lawrence James, is an English historian and writer.

James graduated with a BA in English & History from the University of York in 1966, and subsequently undertook a research degree at Merton College, Oxford. Following a career as a teacher, James became a full-time writer in 1985.

James has written several works of popular history about the British Em
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