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Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars Volume II: Artillery in Siege, Fortress and Navy 1792-1815

by Kevin Kiley

Napoleon was an artilleryman before he was an emperor. He understood the power and effectiveness of cannon and their ability to pulverise defences, reduce fortresses and destroy attacks. In return, the guns...


Wargaming Scenarios: The Peninsular War 1808-1814

by Jon Sutherland & Diane Canwell

The enjoyment of wargaming is greatly enhanced if the battles (games) are played within well thought-out scenarios. Instead of simply lining up evenly-matched armies and fighting to the death, the players can...


A Handful of Heroes, Rorke's Drift: Facts, Myths and Legends

by Katie Stossel

Thanks to newly discovered letters and documents, A Handful of Heroes updates the history of the Defence of Rorke's Drift, which will forever be one of the most celebrated British feats of arms. Remarkably after...


That Greece Might Still Be Free

by William St Clair

When in 1821, the Greeks rose in violent revolution against the rule of the Ottoman Turks, waves of sympathy spread across Western Europe and the United States. More than a thousand volunteers set out to fight...


Waterloo Busting the Myths

by Yves Vander Cruysen & Untold Stories

No battle has generated more myths or more conflicting analyses than that of Waterloo

How worried were they in Brussels, dancing at the Duchess of Richmond’s ball? What was Grouchy up to when he was needed?...


The Mediterranean Passion

by John Pemble

'The only remarkable thing people can tell of their doings these days is that they have stayed at home', declared George Eliot in 1869.

In Victorian and Edwardian Britain travel became the rage. The middle classes...


Liverpool: City of the Sea

by Tony Lane

Liverpool in its nineteenth- and twentieth-century heyday was a city unlike any other. Its praises sung by Herman Melville, Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorn and many others, it was the first place in Europe...


People, Places and Passions:  "Pain and Pleasure": A Social History of Wales and the Welsh, 1870-1945

by Russell Davies

Russell Davies examines the social history of Wales in the years 1870-1948 and challenges a number of generally held views about Wales and the Welsh, offering an alternative history of idiosyncrasies and contradictions...


Waterloo: The Defeat of Napoleon's Imperial Guard: Henry Clinton, the 2nd Division and the End of a 200-year Old Controversy

by Gareth Glover

This is the most detailed account of the 2nd Division at Waterloo ever published. It is based on the papers of its commander Sir Henry Clinton and it reveals for the first time the previously unrecognised vital...


Policing Prostitution, 1856-1886: Deviance, Surveillance and Morality

by CATHERINE LEE

Focusing on the ports, dockyards and garrison towns of Kent, this study examines the social and economic factors that could cause a woman to turn to prostitution, and how such women were policed.


Consuls and the Institutions of Global Capitalism, 1783-1914

by Ferry de Goey

The nineteenth century saw the expansion of Western influence across the globe. A consular presence in a new territory had numerous advantages for business and trade. Using specific case studies, de Goey demonstrates...


Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century

by Serena Trowbridge

The nineteenth-century asylum was the scene of both terrible abuses and significant advancements in treatment and care. The essays in this collection look at the asylum from the perspective of the place itself...


Texas Rising

by None & Stephen L. Moore

The epic true story of the Lone Star Republic and the rise of the Texas Rangers, 1836-1846

March 1836: The Republic of Texas, just weeks old, is already near collapse. William Barret Travis and his brave defenders...


The Great Fire

by Lou Ureneck

A bribe, a lie and an empty threat—these were the tools Reverend Asa K. Jennings used to rescue hundreds of thousands of helpless refugees following the 1922 burning of Smyrna, the richest and most cosmopolitan...


Waterloo

by Bernard Cornwell

From the New York Times bestselling author comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought—a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundreth anniversary...


Voices from the Past: Waterloo 1815: History's most famous battle told through eyewitness accounts, newspaper reports, parliamentary debate, memoirs a

by John Grehan

For more than twenty years Europe had been torn apart by war. Dynasties had crumbled, new states had been created and a generation had lost its young men. When it seemed that peace might at last settle across...


Wellington's Men Remembered Volume 2: A Register of Memorials to Soldiers who Fought in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo- Volume II: M to Z

by Janet Bromley & David Bromley

Wellington's Men Remembered is a reference work which has been compiled on behalf of the Association of Friends of the Waterloo Committee and contains over 3,000 memorials to soldiers who fought in the Peninsular...


With Wellington's Outposts: The Peninsular and Waterloo Letters of John Vandeleur

by Andrew Bamford

The author has done a quite outstanding job of editing and footnoting this rare memoir . . . this will be of genuine interest to the Peninsular War historian or enthusiast.' Philip Haythornthwaite

John...


Waterloo

by Michael Corum & Andrew Uffindell

The Battle of Waterloo marked the climax of four extraordinary months. Napoleon returned from exile, ousted the unpopular King Louis XVIII, and then turned to launch a pre-emptive strike against the Allied armies...


British Entrepreneurship in Poland: A Case Study of Bradford Mills at Marki near Warsaw, 1883-1939

by Sarah, Dr Dietz & Derek H, Professor Aldcroft

Drawing upon an impressive range of international sources, this book explores the late-nineteenth century partnership between Bradford worsted manufacturers the Briggs brothers and the German merchant Ernst...