On the 18th June 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. The little village north of where the Allies turned to fight the French was called Waterloo. The blood-soaked battle to which it gives its name would become a landmark in European history.
In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history
to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment. Through quotes from the letters and diaries of Emperor Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington and the ordinary officers and soldiers, he vividly brings to life how it actually felt to fight these famous battles.