Recommended Reading

We all have our favourites, but having read over 700 books on the Battle of Waterloo, the events and individuals involved, besides reading many original unpublished archive accounts, I like to think I know which ones are worth focusing on.

Of course I could pick many treasured old and out of print books, first-hand accounts and those covering relatively obscure events. But those joining me on tours and talks may well get to hear the best sources on the Duchess of Richmond’s Ball, the fighting at Hougoumont, La Haye Sainte, the German version of events, the most heart-wrenching account, who ran away, why many turned to the Church, life on the home front, the worst recent best-seller and far more besides. but for now my top accessible picks are here.

Oh, and not forgetting Mercer’s Journal!





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