Book review: Waterloo: A Layman’s Guide

Waterloo: A Layman’s Guide gives an introductory overview of the Battle of Waterloo. I had some knowledge of Waterloo before reading the book (I could correctly answer all the questions that had been posed to the public (such as who led the British army), but did not have a great understanding of the battle. The book was written in an informal style that I first encountered when reading Horrible Histories and very easy to read, whilst including important details and events; it focused well on key parts of battle and what resulted in an Allied victory. I would strongly recommend the book to anyone with an interest in history who may not have (or even may have!) a good knowledge of the battle. A couple of maps would have been a welcome inclusion, but the lack of them certainly did not prevent enjoyment of the book and discovering more about Waterloo.

Rating (out of 5): *****

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