Greenhill Books: Napoleonic Library

Wellington In India

By Jac Weller


This colourful and engaging account of Wellington's 1797–1805 campaign is one of the best works ever to have been written on the British in India.

Jac Weller covers the entire campaign – so vividly described in Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe novels – and the fraught apprenticeship of the young British general, and relates the dramatic story of British attempts to overawe the Mahrattas and defeat the infamous Tipoo Sultan. Jac Weller gives a complete account of the British and their opponents' forces, Wellington's tactics and the lessons he learned in the harsh conditions. In addition Weller relates, in superb clarity, Wellington’s many battles and sieges – including the storming of Seringapatam and Assaye – and shows that the seeds of future success were sown on the plains of India.

Wellington in India brilliantly demonstrates how a great commander began a career which would take him from Asia to fame and glory against the best European armies.


  • The most accessible account of this colourful episode
  • A superb example of Jac Weller's inimitable style
  • Details the campaign which brought Wellington to prominence


Jac Weller was a distinguished military historian, and an expert on weaponry. Wellington in India is part of his famous trilogy on the Duke, together with Wellington in the Peninsula and Wellington at Waterloo. A collection of his essays, On Wellington, edited by Andrew Uffindell, was also published by Greenhill.

April 2000

8.75 x 5.5in (216 x 138mm) | 368 pages; 58 photographs, 21 maps;

Pbk | ISBN 1-85367-397-8.



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