By Roger Knight
From Roger Knight, proven by means of his multi-award successful publication The Pursuit of Victory as 'an authority ... none of his opponents can fit' (N.A.M. Rodger), Britain opposed to Napoleon is the 1st e-book to provide an explanation for how the British kingdom effectively organised itself to beat Napoleon - and the way very shut it got here to defeat.
For greater than two decades after 1793, the French military used to be ideally suited in continental Europe, and the British inhabitants lived in worry of French invasion. How was once it that regardless of a number of alterations of presidency and the assassination of a primary Minister, Britain survived and received a generation-long struggle opposed to a regime which at its top in 1807 commanded repeatedly the assets and manpower?
This publication seems past the widely used exploits of the military and army to the politicians and civil servants, and examines how they made it attainable to proceed the struggle in any respect. It exhibits the measure to which, because the calls for of the warfare remorselessly grew, the complete British inhabitants needed to play its half. The intelligence conflict was once additionally significant. but no contributors have been extra very important, Roger Knight argues, than the bankers and investors of the town of London, with out whose financing the armies of Britain's allies couldn't have taken the sphere.
The Duke of Wellington famously stated that the conflict which ultimately defeated Napoleon was once 'the nearest run factor you ever observed on your life': this ebook indicates how real that used to be for the Napoleonic warfare as a whole.
Roger Knight used to be Deputy Director of the nationwide Maritime Museum till 2000, and now teaches on the Greenwich Maritime Institute on the collage of Greenwich. In 2005 he released, with Allen Lane/Penguin, The Pursuit of Victory: The existence and fulfillment of Horatio Nelson, which gained the Duke of Westminster's Medal for army heritage, the Mountbatten Award and the Anderson Medal of the Society for Nautical examine. the current publication is a end result of his life-long curiosity within the workings of the past due 18th-century British state.
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Britain Against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory, 1793-1815 by Roger Knight