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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...


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...


The Policing of Belfast 1870-1914

by Mark Radford

The Policing of Belfast, 1870-1914 examines the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) in late Victorian Belfast in order to see how a semi-military, largely rural constabulary adapted to the problems that a city posed....


British Campaigns in the South Atlantic 1805-1807

by J.D. Grainger

Between 1805 and 1807 the British mounted several expeditions into the South Atlantic aimed at weakening Napoleon's Spanish and Dutch allies. The targets were the Dutch colony on South Africa's Cape of Good...


The Peninsular War

by Charles Esdaile

At the end of the 18th century Spain remained one of the world's most powerful empires. Portugal, too, was prosperous at the time. By 1808, everything had changed. Portugal was under occupation and ravaged by...


Napoleonic Lives: Researching the British Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars

by Carole Divall

Two hundred years ago the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars convulsed the whole of Europe. These were key events in the history of the continent, and for Britain, and they are a fascinating field for historical...


Becoming a Romanov. Grand Duchess Elena of Russia and her World (1807-1873)

by Charles, Dr Ruud & Marina, Dr Soroka

The Russian Great Reforms of the 1860s were the last major modernizing effort by the Romanov dynasty. From 1855 to 1861, Grand Duchess Elena, born Princess Charlotte of Württemberg (1807-1873), acted as the...


The Hanoverian Succession: Dynastic Politics and Monarchical Culture

by Michael, Dr Schaich & Andreas, Prof Dr Gestrich

The Hanoverian succession of 1714 brought about a 123-year union between Britain and the German electorate of Hanover, ushering in a distinct new period in British history. Under the four Georges and William...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Imperial Germany

by Matthew, Professor Jefferies

Germany's imperial era (1871-1918) continues to attract both scholars and the general public alike. The American historian Roger Chickering has referred to the historiography on the Kaiserreich as an 'extraordinary...


The British Pharmacopoeia, 1864 to 2014: Medicines, International Standards and the State

by Anthony C. Cartwright

The British Pharmacopoeia has provided official standards for the quality of substances, medicinal products and articles used in medicine since its first publication in 1864. It is used in over 100 countries...


With Wellington in the peninsula: The Adventures of a Highland Soldier, 1808-1814

by Paul Cowan

Few men from the 71st Highland Light Infantry who sailed from Cork with Wellington to Portugal in 1808 returned to the Irish port six years later. The author of Vicissitudes in the Life of a Scottish Soldier...


Napoleon's Infantry Handbook

by Terry Crowdy

If not a field marshal's baton, what did Napoleon's soldiers really carry in their backpacks? 

Napoleon's Infantry Handbook is an essential reference guide, filled with fascinating detail on the training,...


Appomattox 1865: Lee's Last Campaign

by Ron Field & Adam Hook

From an internationally renowned expert on US history, this highly illustrated title details the curtain-closing campaign of the Civil War in the East. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's...