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Wellington: A Personal History电子书

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作       者:Christopher Hibbert

出  版  社:HarperCollins

出版时间:2010-10-07

字       数:96.5万

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A bestseller in hardback, this is a highly-praised and much-needed biography of the first Duke of Wellington, concentrating on the personal life of the victor of Waterloo, and based on the fruits of modern research. Christopher Hibbert is Britain’s leading popular historian. Wellington (1769–1852) achieved fame as a soldier fighting the Mahratta in India. His later brilliant generalship fighting the French in Spain and his defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo earned him a dukedom and the award of Apsley House (No. 1, London) and a large estate in Hampshire. His second career saw him make his mark as a politician with commanding presence. Appointed Commander-in-Chief for life, he became Prime Minister in 1827 and presided over the emancipation of Roman Catholics and the formation of the country’s first police force. Privately, he was unhappily married, and had several mistresses (including two of Napoleon’s) and many intimate friendships with women. The private side of the public man has never been so richly delineated as in this masterly biography.
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Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

Contents

List of Illustrations

Author’s Note and Acknowledgements

Maps

Part I: • 1769—1815

1. Eton, Dublin and Angers, 1769—87

2. An Officer in the 33rd, 1787—93

3. The First Campaign, 1794—5

4. A Voyage to India, 1796—8

5. The Tiger of Mysore, 1799

6. The Governor of Mysore, 1799

7. The Sultan’s Palace, 1800—1

8. Assaye, 1802—5

9. Return to London, 1805—6

10. Kitty Pakenham, 1790—1806

11. Ireland and Denmark, 1806—7

12. Portugal, 1808

13. Board of Enquiry, 1808

14. Across the Douro, 1809

15. ‘A Whole Host of Marshals’, 1809—10

16. From Bussaco to El Bodon, 1810—11

17. Life at Headquarters, 1810—12

18. Badajoz, Salamanca and Madrid, 1812

19. Retreat to Portugal, 1812

20. From Vitoria to the Frontier, 1812—13

21. St Jean de Luz, 1813

22. In London Again, 1814

23. Paris and Vienna, 1814—15

24. Brussels, 1815

25. Waterloo, 1815

Part II: • 1815—52

26. The Ambassador, 1815

27. Cambrai and Vitry, 1815—18

28. Stratfield Saye, 1818—20

29. King George IV and Queen Caroline, 1820—1

30. Husband and Wife, 1821

31. Vienna and Verona, 1822—4

32. St Petersburg and the Northern Counties, 1825—7

33. The Prime Minister, 1828—9

34. Battersea Fields and Scotland Yard, 1829

35. The Death of the King, 1829—30

36. Riots and Repression, 1830—2

37. A Bogy to the Mob, 1832

38. Oxford University and Apsley House, 1832—4

39. Lady Friends, 1834

40. The Foreign Secretary, 1834—6

41. Portraits and Painters, 1830—50

42. Life at Walmer Castle, 1830—50

43. The Young Queen, 1837—9

44. Grand Old Man, 1839—50

45. The Horse Guards and the House of Lords, 1842—50

46. Hyde Park Comer, 1845—6

47. Disturbers of the Peace, 1846—51

48. Growing Old, 1850—1

49. Last Days, 1851—2

50. The Way to St Paul’s, 1852

Footnote

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References

Sources

Index

Photo Section

About the Author

Praise

Also by the Author

About the Publisher

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