1st ed., 1970. 208 pp., 8 plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. A little wear to d.j., including a 2cm chip to the rear; sig., to f.f.e.p., (blank) o/w V.G. Deprived of his command after the Battle of Vimeiro, Wellesley was forced to stand helplessly while the laurels of victory were snatched from him. The inept diplomacy of Sir Hew Dalrymple and Sir Harry Burrard, the ageing commanders sent out to supersede Wellesley, is a terrible indictment of the system of military appointments at the time, and one inevitably questions what would have been the course of history had Wellesley been permitted to exploit his victory to the full. In this book Glover adds valuable scholarship to the story of a hitherto scantily-recorded episode in the early career of Wellington.