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Arthur Wellesley

Military, Head of State (1-May-1769 — 14-Sep-1852)


Richard Aldington. Wellington: Being an Account of the Life & Achievements of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. Heinemann. 1946. 378pp.

Anonymous. The Military History of the Duke of Wellington in India. London: Wm. H. Allen. 1852. 123pp.

F. C. Beatson. Wellington: The Crossing of the Gaves and the Battle of Orthez. London: Heath, Cranton. 1925. 288pp.

Anthony S. Bennell. The Making of Arthur Wellesley. Orient Longman. 1997. 235pp.

Arthur Bryant. The Great Duke: Or, The Invincible General. London: Collins. 1971. 492pp.

Gordon Corrigan. Wellington: A Military Life. Hambledon and London. 2001. 396pp.

Godfrey Davies. Wellington and His Army. Blackwell. 1954. 154pp.

Charles J. Esdaile. The Duke of Wellington and the Command of the Spanish Army, 1812-14. Macmillan. 1990. 237pp.

Oliver Brett Esher. Wellington. Doubleday, Doran and Company. 1928. 316pp.

John William Fortescue. Wellington. London: Williams and Norgate. 1925. 247pp.

Ruscombe Foster. The Politics of County Power: Wellington and the Hampshire Gentlemen, 1820-1852. Harvester Wheatsheaf. 1990. 191pp.

Norman Gash (editor). Wellington: Studies in the Military and Political Career of the First Duke of Wellington. Manchester University Press. 1990. 262pp.

Michael Glover. Wellington as Military Commander. B. T. Batsford. 1968. 288pp.

Michael Glover. Britannia Sickens: Sir Arthur Wellesley and the Convention of Cintra. London: Leo Cooper. 1970. 208pp.

Philip Guedalla. The Duke. Hodder & Stoughton. 1931. 536pp. American title, "Wellington."

Philip J. Haythornthwaite. Wellington: The Iron Duke. Potomac Books. 2007. 125pp.

Christopher Hibbert. Wellington: A Personal History. HarperCollins. 1997. 460pp.

Peter Hofschroer. Wellington's Smallest Victory: The Duke, the Model Maker and the Secret of Waterloo. London: Faber and Faber. 2004. 324pp.

Richard Holmes. Wellington: The Iron Duke. HarperCollins. 2002. 324pp.

George Hooper. Wellington. Macmillan. 1890. 254pp.

Basil Jackson. The Military Life of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1840. (2 vols.) 499pp. + 622pp.

Elizabeth Longford. Wellington: The Years of the Sword. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1969. 548pp.

Elizabeth Longford. Wellington: Pillar of State. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson. 1972. 472pp.

Herbert Maxwell. The Life of Wellington: The Restoration of the Martial Power of Great Britain. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company. 1899. (2 vols.)

William Hamilton Maxwell. The Victories of Wellington and the British Armies. London: Henry G. Bohn. 1852. 528pp.

William O'Connor Morris. Wellington, Soldier and Statesman: And the Revival of the Military Power of England. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1904. 398pp.

Charles Petrie. Wellington: A Reassessment. James Barrie. 1956. 278pp.

J. H. Stocqueler. The Life of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington. London: Ingram, Cooke, and Co.. 1852. (2 vols.)

Neville Thompson. Wellington After Waterloo. Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1986. 303pp.

Rosamond Waite. Life of the Duke of Wellington. London: Rivingtons. 1878. 315pp.

S. G. P. Ward. Wellington. London: B. T. Batsford. 1963. 152pp.

Jac Weller. Wellington at Waterloo. Thomas Y. Crowell. 1967. 264pp.

Jac Weller. On Wellington: The Duke and His Art of War. Greenhill Books. 1998. 191pp.

G. N. Wright. Life and Campaigns of Arthur, Duke of Wellington. Fisher, Son, & Co.. 1841. (4 vols.) 476pp. + 518pp. + 594pp. + 412pp.

Charles Duke Yonge. The Life of Field-Marshal Arthur, Duke of Wellington. London: Chapman & Hall. 1860. (2 vols.) 673pp. + 648pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1543)

  6. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1104)

  7. The MacMillan Dictionary of Military Biography (pp.438-40)

  8. Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography (p.790)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.510)

  10. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.721)

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