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The Plunkett Shot

Thomas Plunkett is one of the most famous Private soldiers of the 95th Rifles, along with Rifleman Harris, who had his story memorialised...

History Hack - The Cult of Napoleon

I was kindly asked back onto History Hack, a online Podcast run by historians, to discuss, why does the Cult of Napoleon worship persist...

Battle of Albuera – “Die Hard!”

"recovering they closed on their terrible enemies, and then was seen with what a strength and majesty the British Soldier fights"

Wellington the boy.

I am writing this to tie into what would have been the 251st Birthday of Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington, on 1st May 1769....

Wellington's first Peninsular Command

In June 1808 Wellington was back in Britain, having returned from 9 years exemplary service in India (1796 - 1805), having won famous...

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