Beating Napoleon: How Britain Faced Down Her Greatest Challenge (Paperback)
  • Beating Napoleon: How Britain Faced Down Her Greatest Challenge (Paperback)
zoom

Beating Napoleon: How Britain Faced Down Her Greatest Challenge (Paperback)

(author)
£10.99
Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 18/06/2015
  • 5+ in stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

'If it had not been for you English, I should have been Emperor of the East; but wherever there is water to float a ship, we are sure to find you in our way.' Emperor Napoleon

But just thirty-five years earlier, Britain lacked any major continental allies, and was wracked by crises and corruption. Many thought that she would follow France into revolution. The British elite had no such troubling illusions: defeat was not a possibility. Since not all shared that certainty, the resumption of the conflict and its pursuit through years of Napoleonic dominance is a remarkable story of aristocratic confidence and assertion of national superiority. Winning these wars meant ruthless imperialist expansion, spiteful political combat, working under a mad king and forging the most united national effort since the days of the Armada. And it meant setting the foundations for the greatest empire the world has ever known.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349141664
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 128 x 300 x 197 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A vivid picture of how the British Empire not only had to defeat Napoleon but also some of its own people * Herald *

You may also be interested in...

Oldest Allies
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Horatio Nelson
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Waterloo 1815 (3)
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Waterloo
Added to basket
£19.99
CD-Audio
The Peninsular War
Added to basket
British Napoleonic Uniforms
Added to basket
Borodino 1812
Added to basket
Waterloo
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Britain Against Napoleon
Added to basket
Waterloo 1815 (1)
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Military Dispatches
Added to basket
Napoleon
Added to basket
£25.95
Paperback
Prelude to Waterloo: Quatre Bras
Added to basket
To War with Wellington
Added to basket
24 Hours at Waterloo
Added to basket
Waterloo
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.