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Wellington By Christopher Hibbert

Wellington
by Christopher Hibbert

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A single volume study of Wellington's life and times based on modern research. Wellington achieved fame fighting the Mahratta in India. His later generalship fighting the French in Spain was rewarded by a dukedom and a grant from the House of Commons which would today be worth some #8 million.
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Wellington: A Personal History by Christopher Hibbert

This single volume study of Wellington's life and times is based on modern research. Wellington achieved fame as a soldier fighting the Mahratta in India. His later brilliant generalship fighting the French in Spain was rewarded by a dukedom and a grant from the house of Commons which would today be worth some #8 million. After his defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo he embarked on his second career as a politician. He was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the army for life, became Prime Minister in 1827 and a byword for High Toryism while presiding over the emancipation of Roman Catholics and the formation of the country's first police force. Unhappily married, he had several mistresses and many intimate friendships with women.

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GOR001612653
Wellington: A Personal History by Christopher Hibbert
Christopher Hibbert
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
1997-04-07
384
0246138157
9780246138156
N/A
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