The moving story of Marengo, ‘Bonaparte’s personal charger’ and ‘favourite horse’, whose career spanned the whole of the Napoleonic Wars.
‘Jill Hamilton has done some wonderful detective work, and written a gem of a book suggesting a side to Bonaparte not previously explored. Hamilton tracks the Napoleonic horses through all the campaigns, and lays bare the myths, yet in a way that leaves the reader enthralled still by the thought of Bonaparte’s criss-crossing Europe on the back of a horse no bigger than a pony.’ The Times
‘Jill Hamilton casts light on a fascinating and neglected aspect of Napoleon’s career: his horses.’ Daily Telegraph
‘The Emperor’s beloved steed, Marengo, caused a sensation during a London exhibition in 1823. Now he is again a source of fascination.’ Daily Express
‘A fascinating subject.’ Scotsman
‘Formidable and imaginative. Ideal for anyone with an interest in horses or Napoleon.’ Country Life