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Philip Haythornthwaite is one of the most distinguished and prolific writers on the military history of the Napoleonic era. He has long been established as an authority on the major battles of the time, in particular those fought in the Iberian peninsula, and he has made a special study of the armies and the soldiers who confronted each other across Europe during fifteen years of almost continuous warfare. His many previous books include: The Peninsular War; The Armies of Wellington; Waterloo Men; Die Hard! Famous Napoleonic Battles; The Napoleonic Source BooK, Wellington's Army, Waterloo Armies and Redcoats.