• "Indeed, as Stephen Clarke demonstrates in this cheeky book, they have spent two whole centuries 'indulging in outrageous denial'"

    Daily Mail
  • "Clarke’s tone is larky, but his outrageously readable work is based on extensive research, with a wealth of enticing detail."

    Daily Mail
  • "This is Waterloo as stand-up, funny and caustic by turns"

    BBC History Magazine