Christopher Hibbert's biography of the first Duke of Wellington is, as advertised, a personal history. Hibbert is to be commended for devoting the second half of the book to Wellington's long and often neglected career as politician and public servant.
Christopher Hibbert's biography of the first Duke of Wellington is, as advertised, a personal history. His focus is on the man and much less on his long career in the British Army and British political life. His finding, that Wellington was a complex man with a many-sided personality, is not a new discovery. Here, Wellington's well-developed military talents and Tory instincts were often less useful in the indifferent chaos of politics.
Wellington: A Personal History. An interesting book that explores the personal side of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington. There are many interesting sides to the life of this extraordinary man: his disastrous marriage, which he stayed in, his preference for the company and conversation of intelligent women, his wonderful report with children, his at times ridiculous generosity in time and money, An interesting book that explores the personal side of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington.
British author Christopher Hibbert’s excellent biography, Wellington: A Personal History (Addison Wesley .
British author Christopher Hibbert’s excellent biography, Wellington: A Personal History (Addison Wesley, Reading, Mass. Those who knew Arthur Wellesley early in his life predicted that he would be both a great general and the prime minister of Britain–if he lived.
The prolific Hibbert (Nelson: A Personal History, 1994, et. offers a lively . A nice biography by Christopher Hibbert. offers a lively if unsurprising portrait of a contentious hero. Arthur Wellesley, later to become the duke of Wellington, took to the. Although Hibbert disclaims any "in depth" coverage of Wellington's military and political careers, most readers should find what he offers more than sufficient. He wrote more than 60 books throughout his lifetime including The Road to Tyburn (1957), Il Duce: The Life of Benito Mussolini(1962), George IV: Prince of Wales, 1762-1811 (1972), and George IV: Regent and King, 1812-1830 (1973).
Christopher Hibbert (born Arthur Raymond Hibbert) MC (5 March 1924 . Wellington: A Personal History (Da Capo, 1997). George III: A Personal History (Penguin, 1998). ISBN 978-0-14-025737-3.
Christopher Hibbert (born Arthur Raymond Hibbert) MC (5 March 1924 – 21 December 2008), was an English author, historian and biographer. Christopher Hibbert was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographical Society, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Literature by the University of Leicester. Hibbert lived at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, and was a member of the Army and Navy Club and the Garrick Club. Queen Victoria: A Personal History (HarperCollins, 2000).
Wellington: A Personal History Текст. Автор:Christopher Hibbert.
The Iron Duke (1769-1852), Napoleon's greatest antagonist, finally ended his global ambitions at the battle of Waterloo in 1815. A brilliant general, remembered most for his defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, Wellington was also a politician of commanding presence. Elected Prime Minister in 1827, he was an influential adviser to kings and queens, and became deeply involved in all the major scandals of the time, delighting in mixing himself up in other people's affairs.
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Christopher Hibbert QUEEN VICTORIA A Personal History For Amy, Lily and Rose with love AUTHOR'S NOTE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS In an essay read to fellows and members of the Royal. 1835 Viscount Melbourne (Whig). At a ball in Brussels, where Wellington was serving as commander of the allied forces on the Continent after the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, Creevey was approached by the great Duke who said to him, 'Well Creevey, what has passed between you and the Corporal since you have met this time?'
Christopher Hibbert is Britain’s leading popular historian. Wellington (1769–1852) achieved fame as a soldier fighting the Mahratta in India.
Christopher Hibbert is Britain’s leading popular historian. His later brilliant generalship fighting the French in Spain and his defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo earned him a dukedom and the award of Apsley House (No. 1, London) and a large estate in Hampshire. His second career saw him make his mark as a politician with commanding presence. 1, London) and a large estate in Hampshire