Joining the IFBT team for several tours in 2017 will be John Morewood, whose book Waterloo General has recently been published by Pen & Sword books. John read history at Oxford University. He was editor of the Nelson Society from 1997 to 1999 and also of The Waterloo Association from 2001 to 2011. He writes articles and lectures on the Napoleonic Wars and co-authored HMS Vanguard at the Nile: The Men, the Ship, the Battle. The mystery surrounding the circumstances of Sir William Ponsonby's death during the Battle of Waterloo, and the criticism levelled at him by historians, prompted John to research in depth Sir William s life and career, following in his footsteps through Belgium, France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain. John proved a very popular and knowledgeable guide on the IFBT Napoleon in Italy tour in July 2016 and also lectured on IFBT’s 200th anniversary tour to Waterloo. He has also guided several tours for the Waterloo Association. Apart from that he’s a thoroughly good bloke! (one of the main requirements for an IFBT guide....)
James Falkner is an ex-Regular Army officer with a deep knowledge not only of the Duke of Marlborough and his campaigns, armies and career but also those of his many adversaries, including several French marshals as well as Louis XIV. He has spent many weeks exploring the great battlefields that he describes and deploys a professional soldier’s insight into dazzling tactical analyses. He lectures on Marlborough and the American Civil War and is the author of several books on Marlborough. James has an intimate knowledge of Marlborough’s battlefields and has worked with Ian Fletcher since IFBT began operations in 1998.
Ian Fletcher is one of the leading authorities on the Peninsular War and Wellington’s army. Born in London, his first book, In Hell Before Daylight, was published in 1984, since when he has written or edited almost thirty others. Ian first visited the battlefield of Waterloo in 1978 and the Peninsula five years later. A Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society he now has twenty-two years of guiding groups around battlefields. His guests have included the present Duke of Wellington himself.