ebooks of the day – Battle of Waterloo

As today sees the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo why not read one of our ebooks to learn a little more about it?

Battle of Waterloo 1815Vanity FairFrom Cambridge Books Online we have ‘Vanity Fair : a novel without a hero’ by William Makepeace Thackeray.

This 2013 digital edition includes the illustrations originally published in the 1848 first printing of the novel.

VSI Napoleonic WarsFor an overview of the conflict as a whole Oxford University Press has published ‘The Napoleonic Wars: a very short introduction’.

This book looks at the rise of Napoleon after the French Revolutionary Wars to his final defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

war‘History of the War in France and Belgium, in 1815’ volumes 1 and 2 is a more detailed study of the war by William Siborne.

Originally published in 1844, these volumes contain descriptions of battles which are based upon the first hand recollections of surviving officers of the British Army, King’s German legion and Hanoverian subsidiary corps.

Image credit: ‘The Battle of Waterloo’ by William Sadler II [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABattle_of_Waterloo_1815.PNG

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