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Of Hedges, Myths and Memories
By Alasdair White

This is probably the most detailed historical appraisal of Hougoumont currently available. The author, Alasdair White, tells the story of the château-farm from when it first appears in the documentary record, through the construction of the high-prestige ferme en quadrilatère by Chevalier Jean-Jacques Arrazola de Oñate between 1661 and 1730, to the two battles that took place there in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods and then on to its restoration in time for the 2015 bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo. Making use of unpublished documentary records and detailed analysis of contemporary maps, White pieces together what the farm would have looked like and provides answers to the great historical question of how just 1,200 allied soldiers held off more than 6,000 French troops at the Battle of Waterloo. White also sheds light on why eye-witness accounts are notoriously unreliable and give rise to romanticised and inaccurate accounts of historical events. This monograph is a must for all serious historians of the battle, for those seeking to make war-gaming models, and for social historians specialising in the period from 1661 to 2015.

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Pages: 60
ISBN: 978-2-930583-58-7

Publication: December 2016



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By Alasdair White
This is probably the most detailed historical appraisal of Hougoumont currently available. Making use of unpublished documentary records and detailed analysis of contemporary maps, White pieces together what the farm would have looked like and provides answers to the great historical question of how just 1,200 allied soldiers held off more than 6,000 French troops at the Battle of Waterloo.

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