On the night of the 17th of June, the Duke of Wellington waited to hear if Blücher would agree to march and join him at Mont St Jean. Continue reading
A matter of three lost hours would underpin the rest of the campaign. Continue reading
The Battle of Quatre Bras was a vital action for both sides. However it was of greater strategic significance to Blucher and Napoleon than Wellington and Ney. In some ways it is very similar to the Battle of Busaco in 1810, but not for the reasons most people think. Continue reading
Napoleon tries for a decisive victory against the Prussians at Ligny. Continue reading
How Napoleon stole a march on the allies, but stumbled at the first hurdle. The opening of the Waterloo campaign shows the type of Napoleonic warfare that not many people think about. Continue reading
The Duke shall go to the Ball.
Colonel Colquhoun Grant was Wellington’s most trusted intelligence officer. Call him what you like, spy observer, secret agent, he got the job done. Continue reading
The Duke of Wellington turned over in bed early and as was his habit immediately awoke. Continue reading