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 H. “Jim” Hubbard has had an enduring interest in military history for more than sixty years and enjoys
sharing his passion with students who have an interest in history. Jim is a retired Federal employee who, after service in the United States Army, spent his entire civilian career in the field of National Intelligence. He has moved to Frederick County from Anne Arundel County where he was active in the Peer Learning Partnership of the community college there.
ILR757 The Duke of Wellington vs. Emperor Napoleon
4-Digit Number: 7909
Wed, 9am – 11am, 1/24 – 2/28
Location: Conference Center (E Building)/E123
Tuition: $40.00 Fee: $79.00 Total: $119.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only