Tag: Battle of Waterloo

Exploring Waterloo

Thanks to my friends Ian Fletcher and Kristine Hughes Patrone, I had my own private tour of Waterloo from an author and battlefield expert as well as a Duke of Wellington expert. What an awesome 2 days! “La Belle Alliance” is the farmhouse and buildings where Wellington met Blucher (the Prussian general), who was late…

von Zieten, Hans Ernst Karl Graf–#AtoZChallenge “Z”

This gentleman helped Wellington meet his goal of defeating Napoleon (from Wikipedia): Hans Ernst Karl, Graf von Zieten (5 March 1770 – 3 May 1848) was an officer in the Prussian Army during the Napoleonic Wars. During the Waterloo Campaign of 1815, Lieutenant-General von Zieten commanded the Prussian I Corps. The corps fought a holding…

Waterloo, Battle of–#AtoZChallenge “W”

Another post from the Napoleon Guide on the Battle of Waterloo. To learn about the author, click HERE. By Richard Moore One of the most decisive battles of the Napoleonic Wars, Waterloo was fought in a small area (some 10km by 4km) on the main road leading south from Brussels. It was the first clash…

Uxbridge, Earl of (Henry Paget)–#AtoZChallenge “U”

Welcome to “U” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge. Henry William Paget, better known as Lord Uxbridge, was made a general in the British army after the Battle of Waterloo.  Following is the text from a recent article in The Telegraph that explains…