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MAN OF
WAR

ALLAN MALLINSON

BANTAM BOOKS
LONDON • TORONTO • SYDNEY • AUCKLAND • JOHANNESBURG

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MAN OF WAR
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First published in Great Britain in 2007 by Bantam Press a division of Transworld Publishers Bantam edition published 2008

Copyright © Allan Mallinson 2007

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CONTENTS

Cover
Title
Copyright
About the Author
Also by Allan Mallinson
Maps
FOREWORD: 1827
DIAGRAM OF A THREE-DECK FIRST RATE LINE OF BATTLE SHIP
c.
1827

I

A FIRST-RATE COMMAND

II

A SIGHT SO TOUCHING IN ITS MAJESTY

III

FRIENDS AT COURT

IV

A PASSAGE TO MALTA

V

THE REVERSE OF THE MEDAL

VI

THE COMMON ROUND

VII

REFORM

VIII

THE MESS GUEST

IX

THE HABIT OF COMMAND

X

COUP DE MAIN

XI

THE RED ENSIGN

XII

THE MARRIAGE KNOT

XIII

AN ILL WIND

XIV

INFLUENCE

XV

THE IMMORTAL MEMORY

XVI

CLEAR FOR ACTION

XVII

THE UNTOWARD EVENT

XVIII

THE BANNS OF MARRIAGE

XIX

RAIN ON SAIL

XX

PORTRAIT OF A LADY

XXI

THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

XXII

AN HONOURABLE ESTATE
HISTORICAL AFTERWORD
THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON’S CAVALRY: AN EXPLANATORY NOTE
MATTHEW HERVEY – CURRICULUM VITAE

ALLAN MALLINSON

Allan Mallinson is a former cavalry officer. Besides the Matthew Hervey series, he is the author of the recently revised and updated
Light Dragoons
, a history of four regiments of British Cavalry, one of which he commanded. He is also a regular reviewer for
The Times
and the
Spectator
, and defence commentator for the
Daily Telegraph
.

For more information on Matthew Hervey, please visit his website on
www.hervey.info

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Also by Allan Mallinson
AND FEATURING MATTHEW HERVEY

A CLOSE RUN THING

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