The Peninsular War: A New History By Charles Esdaile

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The Peninsular War: A New History By (author) Charles Esdaile ISBN:9780140273700

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The brutal conflict that raged across Spain and Portugal between 1808 and 1814 was one of the most devastating episodes of the Napoleonic Wars. It made Wellington and his redcoat heroes, crushed Napoleon’s army – and set the scene for his ultimate downfall. Yet the Peninsular War was, above all, an Iberian tragedy- where a once-invincible imperial power was plunged into terror and over a million were slaughtered, leaving a bitter legacy for years to come. This gripping book draws on the accounts of generals, soldiers and guerrilla fighters to take us into the heart of one of the bloodiest battles in European history.

The Peninsular War: A New History By (author) Charles Esdaile ISBN:9780140273700

 

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Weight 449 g
Dimensions 27 × 129 × 198 mm
About the Author

Charles Esdaile is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Liverpool. He is the author of The Wars of Napoleon, The French Wars, 1792-1815, The Spanish Army in the Peninsular War, The Duke of Wellington and the Command of the Spanish Army, 1812-14 and Spain in the Liberal Age, 1808-1939. Married with four young children, he lives near Formby.

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