Excerpt from Life of the Duke of Wellington
Other writers, and it is almost needless to say that I have consulted Alison's History of Europe. For the Peninsular War I have drawn from the glow ing pages of the unsurpassed chronicle of Napier. I have found many particulars well... stated in the Pictorial History of England, -of which book, although one of unequal excellence, the late Sir Robert Peel thought so favourably that he kept one copy of it at Tamworth and another at his house in London. Sir E. Creasy's Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World supplied some of the details of Waterloo, but I have adopted Alison's plan of the battle. Some slight particulars I have derived.
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