Previously untold story of a most remarkable soldier and hero of the Peninsular War. The story of Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedock has never been comprehensively told before, a Scottish landowner, politician, sportsman, traveller and military leader – Highly Recommended
NAME: A Peer Among Princes, The Life of Thomas Graham, Victor of Barrosa, Hero of the Peninsular War FILE: R2930 AUTHOR: Philip Grant PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PAGES: 271 PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Napoleonic Wars, Peninsular War, Portugal, Barrosa, Wellington, Wellesley, British Army, French Army
IMAGE: B2930.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/yxhor678 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: Previously untold story of a most remarkable soldier and hero of the Peninsular War. The story of Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedock has never been comprehensively told before, a Scottish landowner, politician, sportsman, traveller and military leader – Highly Recommended The author has provided a fascinating account of the life and times of one of Britain's most important unknown soldiers of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. It is more than a mystery why this accomplished leader has received little attention from military historians before. There may be many soldiers and sailors of distinction in the British cause who have been neglected by history. The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars required supreme efforts by British military personnel. Actions were fought on the World's Oceans and in land engagements across the World. For much of the period, Britain stood alone, save for a luke warm alliance with Sweden. Undeniably Nelson and Wellington were military titans. Their effective and heroic actions captured the imagination of Britons and have held that attention ever since. They have a deserved reputation, expanded by myth, mystery and romance. In the process they have cast a giant shadow across their many very able subordinates. This may go far to explaining why Lord Lynedock is largely unknown. This versatile and fascinating individual was one of the many Scots who occupied important positions in the British military and did so much to make a host of victories possible. His story is absorbing, well told by the author and supported by a full colour photo-plate section. A must read book for all enthusiasts of the era.