The Duke of Wellington vs. Emperor Napoleon

Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington

The Duke of Wellington vs. Emperor Napoleon
6 sessions • 12 hours

Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington is arguably one of the greatest military leaders in British history. This class focuses on how he overcame political obstructionism at home, a largely hostile English print media, disloyalty among the officer corps, incompetence among his senior colleagues, uncomfortable relationships with his allies and a disgraceful track record among his predecessors, and led his “allied” army through eight years of unbroken victories to the culmination of the Napoleonic era in Europe. Explore how Wellesley’s successes quieted his critics, and how his army’s performance was a source of great motivation to the monarchs of Europe dedicated to the defeat of the colossus Napoleon Bonaparte.

Instructor: James Hubbard
James H. “Jim” Hubbard has an enduring interest in military history. And, after more than sixty years, he continues to enjoy sharing his passion with students. A retired federal employee, after service in the United States Army, Jim has spent his entire civilian career in the field of National Intelligence.

The Duke of Wellington vs. Emperor Napoleon
ILR757 • 5-Digit Number: 19367
Wednesdays • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. • 2/19 – 3/25
Conference Center (E Building) • Room E104
Tuition: $40 | Fee: $82 | Total: $122
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only