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Gordon Corrigan


Gordon Corrigan

Gordon Corrigan is a member of the British Commission for Military History and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. He is the author of A GREAT AND GLORIOUS ADVENTURE and THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Gordon lives in England.

Gordon Corrigan

Books by Gordon Corrigan

by Gordon Corrigan - Historical , History, Military, Nonfiction, World History

Fought on Sunday, June 18th, 1815, by some 220,000 men over rain-sodden ground in what is now Belgium, the Battle of Waterloo brought an end to 23 years of almost continual war. A decisive defeat for Napoleon and a hard-won victory for the Allied armies of the Duke of Wellington and the Prussians, it brought about the French emperor's final exile and cleared the way for Britain to become the dominant military power in the world. The Napoleonic Wars are a source of endless fascination, and this authoritative volume provides a wide and colorful window into this all-important climactic battle.

by Gordon Corrigan - History, Nonfiction

The Hundred Years War was fought between 1337 and 1453 over English claims to both the throne of France by right of inheritance and large parts of the country that had been at one time Norman or, later, English. The fighting ebbed and flowed, but despite their superior tactics and great victories at Crécy, Poitiers and Agincourt, the English could never hope to secure their claims in perpetuity: France was wealthier and far more populous, and while the English won the battles, they could not hope to hold forever the lands they conquered.