In 1842 the London set out from England with 258 pioneers looking for a new life in New Zealand. By imaginatively stowing away alongside her ancestor Rebecca Remington, Jenny Robin Jones has created a startling record of life on board with all its hardships. Combined with the voyage are accounts of the Wellington settlement as the pioneers will find it and the history they are caught up in.
At 16, Lydia Bennet, married Mr Wickham. And not before time, everyone declared – for wicked Lydia had shared Wickham’s bed without benefit of clergy. Some said she was born to be hanged. But – with a helping hand from Wellington and royal friends – there was a more interesting fate in store for Lydia!
It provides a unique insight into how Napoleon returned to power, the treachery and intrigues around his hundred day rule and how he was robbed of victory. It includes the return of old friends and enemies from both sides of the conflict and is a fitting climax to Thomas Flashman’s Napoleonic adventures.
Alasdair White looks at the social side of the Battle of Waterloo and tells us why there were so many expatriates in Brussels at the time, attending the numerous balls, dinners and picnics on offer to the social elite. The Duchess of Richmond’s Ball is famous the world over because this is where Wellington received confirmation that Napoleon and his army had entered the Province of Belgium.
Come join me for this 50-image photo journal as I cycle and hike across New Zealand. In this 13th volume I'll be enjoying the capitol city of Wellington. I'll start by taking a train into the downtown station and discovering the sculptures along the harbor. Next, I'll take a cable car up to the planetarium and then touring the Te Papa Museum. I hope you enjoy these images and travel thoughts.
From the disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812 to his defeat on the battlefield of Waterloo three years later, Napoleon's fall has a certain inevitability about it. Alasdair White explores the events of 1815 and sets them in perspective, showing how close Napoleon came to an improbable victory despite his many failings.
Ten years in the New Zealand Police dealing with societies dregs has finally taken its toll on Nate Roman. The cracks are beginning to show and after a violent encounter, what remaining faith he had left in the system has now all but dried up.
This book covers the second half of Thomas Flashman's experiences in the Peninsular War and follows on from Flashman in the Peninsular. Having lost his role as a staff officer, Flashman finds himself commanding a company in an infantry battalion. In between cuckolding his soldiers and annoying his superiors, he finds himself at the heart of the two bloodiest actions of the war.
It is 1808 and Archie Dexter a British secret agent fights a series of deadly battles from London to the Iberian Peninsular to catch a traitor who plots with the French to give Napoleon an unstoppable military advantage. With the future of Europe in the balance, no price is too high to defeat the treachery at the heart of the British Army.
This is the third instalment in the memoirs of the Georgian Englishman Thomas Flashman. It includes new accounts of famous battles, but also incredible incidents and characters almost forgotten by history. This is an account made more astonishing as the key facts are confirmed by various historical sources