Robert Craufurd: The Man and the Myth
The Life and Times of Wellington's Wayward Martinet
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
6 x 9.25 in, 20 black and white illustrations
- May 2021
- Temporarily out of stock. Ships in 8-12 weeks.
But that is only a partial picture of this most complex character, and it is the other side of Craufurd’s personality that is revealed in this, the first full-length biography to be written in the last hundred years. Craufurd’s letters to his wife are published here for the first time, and they show that he was a far more interesting and varied man in his private life than he appeared to be on campaign.
Ian Fletcher follows Craufurd’s controversial career from India, Ireland and South America to the Iberian Peninsula where he achieved immortality as one of Wellington’s finest generals.