Clash of Steel
for Military History & Aviation enthusiasts

Search :

Review for Waterloo Messenger. The life of Henry Percy Peninsula Soldier and French Prisoner

Author : William Mahon

A book more for the general reader than the specialist. Having said that the are some interesting insights into staff work. Also the description of how some prisoners of the French were treated is an eye opener. The book is not a biography but uses the life of Henry Percy as the thread running through some of Moore's and Wellington's campaigns in the Peninsula. That having been said I suspect, largely on the grounds of the author's extensive researches, that there is little more evidence available on Henry Percy's life.
All in all a good read which doesn't quite give all the title promises.

Published by : Pen & Sword Military. Pen & Sword \Books \Ltd., 2017
ISBN : 978-1-47387-050-5

Review last updated : 2017-07-14 05:58:09

See also : other "Napoleonic Wars" reviews