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Napier, Sir William Francis Patrick

British general and historian who fought in the Napoleonic Wars, particularly in the Peninsular War in Spain and Portugal; he wrote the popular History of the War in the Peninsula . . . , 6 vol. (1828-40), based partly on his own combat experiences and partly on information supplied by two commanders in that conflict, the Duke of Wellington and the French marshal Nicolas-Jean de Dieu Soult

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