Wellington: A Personal History by Christopher Hibbert

Wellington: A Personal History 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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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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SKU GOR001612653
Title Wellington: A Personal History
Author By (author) Christopher Hibbert
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 1997
Number of Pages 384
ISBN 10 0246138157
ISBN 13 9780246138156
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

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SKU GOR001612653
Title Wellington: A Personal History
Author By (author) Christopher Hibbert
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 1997
Number of Pages 384
ISBN 10 0246138157
ISBN 13 9780246138156
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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