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Ireland and the Waterloo campaign of 1815

Molloy, Peter (2011) Ireland and the Waterloo campaign of 1815. Masters thesis, National Univesity of Ireland Maynooth.

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Abstract

Despite the passage of almost exactly two centuries, the Waterloo campaign of June 1815 persists as an important historical milestone. The episode proved the final, sanguinary instalment in a prolonged period of European conflict and imbalance which had lasted for more than two and a half decades, since the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789. Allied victory over Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo meant a permanent end to the First French Empire, and ushered in a welcome interlude of relative European stability and prosperity. Events in 1815 also signified a continued rise in influence for other continental powers, most notably Britain and Prussia.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Keywords: Waterloo campaign; 1815; Military History; Strategic Studies;
Subjects: Arts, Celtic Studies & Philosophy > History
Item ID: 3099
Depositing User: IR eTheses
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 10:03
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