The Exploits of Ensign Bakewell: With the Inniskillings
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After a largely unsuccessful career in haberdashery, Robert Bakewell bought a commission in the 27th Regiment of Foot – the Inniskillings – in 1810 and soon found himself in Lisbon as part of Wellington's expeditionary force. This book reproduces the diaries he kept during the Peninsular campaigns of 1810–11 and, having recovered from an injury, in France after Waterloo. His memoir of France 1815 includes his observations on the food, drink and women of Paris as well as his military duties there.