Paperback. Pub Date: December 2005 Pages: 160 in Publisher: Harper Perennial June 18. 1815 was one of the most momentous days in world history On the bloody marking the end of twenty-two years of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. battlefield of Waterloo. the Emperor Napoleon and his hastily formed legions clashed with the Anglo-Allied armies led by the Duke of Wellington - the only time the two greatest military strategists of their age faced each other in combat.With precision and elegance. Andrew Roberts sets the political. strategic. and historical scene. providing a eathtaking account of each successive stage of the battle while also examining new evidence that reveals exactly how Napoleon was defeated. Illuminating. authoritative. and engrossing. Waterloo is a masterful work of history.