BROMLEY David, BROMLEY Janet,
Wellington's Men Remembered: A Register of Memorials to Soldiers who fought in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo - Vol 1
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 War and at Waterloo between 1808 and 1815, together with 150 battlefield and regimental memorials in 24 countries worldwide. Photographs of memorials are included in a CD Rom inserted in each.
* A register of memorials to British and Allied soldiers who served in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo
* Volume One contains 1,800 memorials to soldiers who served in the
Peninsular War and at Waterloo
* Arranged alphabetically with locations of memorials, inscriptions and photographs
* Biographical summaries with rank and regiment, service records, honours and awards, family links and bibliographical sources
* Regimental and place indexes
* CD Rom inserted with 1,800 photographs of memorials in each volume
About the authors:
Janet and David Bromley are retired librarians and now Honorary Archivists of the Association of Friends of the Waterloo Committee who have devoted many years of their retirement to researching and recording memorials and graves to soldiers who fought in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo between 1808 and 1815.
Place and publisher: Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books
Date of publication: 2012
Number of pages: 640
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Description: First published by George Philip in 1987, this book is published in 2015 with new material as part of the introduction.
From the publisher's:
"This book offers a fresh view of the most famous man in history. It shows him as a monarch rather than a genius on the battlefield. Although Napoleon arose through the events of the Revolution, he was primarily interested in establishing a dynasty to rank with the Bourbons or the Habsburgs, and in extending his influence throughout Europe.
Philip Mansel's book shows the ruthlessness with which Napoleon sought to achieve these ends. His creation of a court was a calculated act, to enhance his power and prestige. His policy of territorial expansionism was pursued with an arrogance and inhumanity which turned all Europe against him. His brothers and sisters were given thrones and courts in Italy, Spain, Holland and Westphalia, where they alienated most of their subjects.
This account is based on the hitherto unpublished papers of several of Napoleon's courtiers. This contemporary material provides fascinating insights into the careers and characters of those closest to the Emperor, including Duroc, the Emperor's only friend, his second wife, the Empress Marie Louise, Fontaine, his architect, who helped spread the Empire style throughout Europe, and his brother Joseph, one of the few people who had the courage to tell Napoleon when he was wrong.
The Eagle in Splendour shows that personal genius is not enough to establish a monarchy. The heart of the Napoleonic court was a void, because the Emperor was not loved and his regime lacked credibility. The Emperor's domination of Europe was an illusion, killed, like so many of his soldiers, in the Russian snow. As Malraux said to De Gaulle, Napoleon had ‘a very great mind and a rather small soul'."
Place and publisher: London, I.B.Tauris
Date of publication: 2015
Number of pages: 256
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