Contributing Expert

Charles Esdaile Wars of the French Revolution
Charles Esdaile Spanish Civil War Military History
Charles Esdaile Spanish Army
Charles Esdaile Walking Waterloo


Spanish Peninsular War Experience

A fluent Spanish speaker and researcher at the interface of military, political and social history, Charles' unique skills cast a bright light on many under-appreciated aspects of history.

His work on the history of Spain from 1788 to 1939 explains the full context of Napoleon's Peninsular War, aspects of society, guerrillas and bandits, through to the Spanish Civil War.

The history of Revolutionary and Napoleonic France is well reflected in his work, stretching from nationalism and culture to the plight of women during the Peninsular War, whilst his specialist guides on the Siege of Burgos and Waterloo are available on the App Store.

Charles is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He served as Vice-President of Peninsular 200 and holds the Legion of Merit from the International Napoleonic Society.

We're developing a rather special Spanish tour with Charles, taking in the beautiful locations of central Spain from Madrid, Aranjuez, Toledo, El Escorial, Avila, La Granja and Segovia, with tales from Godoy to Goya to Guernica, the plains and mountains, castles and windmills of Castilla-La Mancha and Castilla y Léon with plenty of wonderful holiday experiences besides.

If you'd like to tour with Charles please contact us and we'll be delighted to discuss potential dates, durations and pricing to meet your specific interests. Join our News Club (below) to keep up to date.

You'll find a selection of Charles' publications available for sale below.

Charles Esdaile Peninsular War
Charles Esdaile Napoleon's Wars
Charles Esdaile Women Peninsular War
Charles Esdaile Peninsular Eyewitnesses