Wellington’s Spies

Mary McGrigor

 
Date Published :
March 2006
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
8 pages of b/w plates
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781526766960
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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Overview
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Intelligence was just as important in the Napoleonic Wars as it is today. Then there was only one way of obtaining it – by spies and informers. The Author uses first hand accounts of three of Wellington’s most daring and successful Intelligence Officers. The three men, all of Scottish descent, were very different in character. One was killed in action and another taken prisoner and after narrowly avoiding summary execution made a dramatic escape. There is a romantic angle too.

Their stories skillfully interwoven against the backdrop of the brutal Peninsula War where atrocities were common place. This book gives a fresh insight into Wellington’s remarkable triumph over Napoleon’s armies.

About The Author
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Lady Mary McGrigor grew up in a 15th-century Scottish castle which inspired her love of history. When she was twenty she married Sir Charles McGrigor who eventually retired to become a hill farmer in Argyll. Inspired by local artefacts she wrote a number of local histories before branching out into articles for Scottish Field. Anna, Countess of the Covenant, her biography of Lady Anna Mackenzie, was published by Birlinn in 2008. She lives near Port Sonachan in Argyll.

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