When was Britain’s finest hour? For most readers the answer is easy: the summer of 1940, when Britain stood alone in defiance of the Third Reich, urged on by the soaring rhetoric of Winston Churchill. Chris Bambery disagrees.
The Battle of Waterloo is intrinsically linked to the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon, the towering military figures of the early 19th century.
Leading military historian Richard Holmes describes the struggle for Hougoumont during the Battle of Waterloo, and explains why the historic farm-complex, now under threat of collapse, must be preserved. The Duke of Wellington maintained that it was as difficult to write the history of a battle as the history of a ball. The inherent […]