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Wellington after Waterloo

1st Edition

By Neville Thompson


303 pages

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First published in 1986. In this book Neville Thompson traces Wellington’s life after 1815 using then new archival and documentary records. The work examines the development of Wellington’s character and outlook, and assesses the significance of his persistent involvement in politics over three decades. It shows the Duke was a crucial figure in the development of the compromise between reform and the preservation of traditional institutions and practices. This title will be of interest to students of history.

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Character and circumstance 2. The Golden Age 3. Chaos and order 4. A battle like Waterloo 5. Man’s second Fall 6. The dark defile 7. Holding the line 8. Intimations of mortality 9. The defence of the realm 10. Apotheosis; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain