Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, the First Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) defeated Napoleon at Waterloo. This volume covers his youthful zeal, years in India and Portugal, political reversals, and final reckoning with Napoleon. It also contains biographical sketches of his lieutenants. Griffiths humbly qualifies the book not as a Life of Wellington, but as an estimate of “one of the greatest captains, the most honest and loyal citizens and statesmen that have served this country.”
About the Author
Arthur Griffiths (1838–1908) was a British soldier, writer, and Inspector of Prisons. His works include studies of criminality and prisons, such as Mysteries of Police and Crimes and Secrets of the Prison-House, as well as historical studies of Wellington, battles of the nineteenth century, and his autobiography, Fifty Years of Service.