Military History Books

Napoleonic Books


Pen & Sword’s Napoleonic publishing caters for Napoleonic enthusiasts and for newcomers to this fascinating era of military history.

The range is wide, from campaign histories, biographies and memoirs to studies of battles and battlefield guides. Reissues of classic works of Napoleonic literature feature in the list, but it also includes outstanding, sometimes controversial new scholarship.

Readers who are keen to broaden their understanding of the Napoleonic Wars will gain a critical insight through the variety of books we publish on the subject.

Battle of Waterloo Peninsular War


Historians and students of the 1815 campaign will find fresh items of real value in these books.

British Army Review

The quality of the prints is the saving grace of this book, ranging from Fernand Cormon's action-packed battlefields to Edouard Detaille's gritty realism and Horace Vernet's populist romanticism. [So] when you find yourself gazing at some of these images as if standing in an art gallery, temporarily lost in the wash of colours and chaos of this tumultuous pocket of a bygone age, you're tempted to just drink it all in and enjoy.

History of War Magazine

The best guide, by far, is David Buttery’s Waterloo Battlefield Guide, an essential companion for anyone visiting the battlefield.

Bernard Cornwell

The best guide, by far, is David Buttery’s Waterloo Battlefield Guide, an essential companion for anyone visiting the battlefield.

Bernard Cornwell

A good introduction to the campaign and battles of the Hundred Days for those not already familiar with the subject, combined with a practical guide to visiting the battlefields, that packs a great deal of information into one relatively small volume, makes 'Waterloo Battlefield Guide' a sound investment both for prospective visitors and also for anyone else seeking a concise, well-illustrated historical account of the campaign.

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