Wellington: Waterloo And The Fortunes Of Peace 1814-1852

May 29, 2018|
Wellington: Waterloo And The Fortunes Of Peace 1814-1852 by Rory Muir
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From the leading Wellington historian, a fascinating reassessment of the Duke’s most famous victory and his role in the turbulent politics after Waterloo

Wellington’s momentous victory over Napoleon was the culminating point of a brilliant military career. Yet Wellington’s achievements were far from over: he commanded the allied army of occupation in France to the end of 1818, returned home to a seat in Lord Liverpool’s cabinet, and became prime minister in 1828. He later served as a senior minister in Peel’s government and remained Commander-in-Chief of the Army for a decade until his death in 1852.
 
In this richly detailed work, the second and concluding volume of Rory Muir’s definitive biography, the author offers a substantial reassessment of Wellington’s significance as a politician and a nuanced view of the private man behind the legend of the selfless hero. Muir presents new insights into Wellington’s determination to keep peace at home and abroad, achieved by maintaining good relations with the Continental powers and resisting radical agitation while granting political equality to the Catholics in Ireland rather than risk civil war. And countering one-dimensional pictures of Wellington as a national hero, Muir paints a portrait of a well-rounded man whose austere demeanor on the public stage belied his entertaining, gossipy, generous, and unpretentious private self.
 
Rory Muir is visiting research fellow, School of History and Politics, University of Adelaide. The author of several previous books related to Wellington’s career, he lives in Australia.
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Title:Wellington: Waterloo And The Fortunes Of Peace 1814-1852
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:728 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:728 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Published:May 29, 2018
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300232820

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