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Extended reading

If you would like to take your interest in this week’s topics further, the books listed below are recommended reading. For some of them, you will probably need access to a good library — but you will be able to find many of the titles commercially online, and second-hand copies are often available at very reasonable prices.

The Battle of Waterloo

Battle tactics

Military memoirs

  • Forrest, A., É. François and K. Hagemann ,eds., War memories: the Revolutionary and Napoleonic War in modern European culture (Basingstoke, 2012)

  • Kershaw, R., 24 hours at Waterloo 18 June 1815: voices from the battlefield (W.H.Allen, 2015)

  • Ramsey, N., The military memoir and romantic literary culture, 1780-1835 (Farnham, 2011)

  • Reid, R., Wellington’s Highland warriors from the Black Watch mutiny to the Battle of Waterloo (London, 2010) [Discussion of Thomas Howell’s journal]

  • Shaw, P., Waterloo and the romantic imagination (Basingstoke, 2002)

The allied occupation of France

  • Veve, D.T., The Duke of Wellington and the British army of occupation in France 1815-1818 (Westport, 1992)

The Bourbons

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Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo

University of Southampton