The Rise of the Dutch Republic — by John Lothrop Motley.
 Waterloo, the downfall of the first Napoleon: A History of the Campaign of 1815 by George Hooper.
 Elizabeth Gaskell’s only historical novel, Sylvia’s Lovers, is set in 1790 in the seaside town of Monkshaven (Whitby) where press-gangs wreak havoc by seizing young men for service in the Napoleonic wars.
 The Battle of Quatre Bras was fought on 16 June 1815, as a preliminary engagement to the decisive Battle of Waterloo that occurred two days later. The battle took place near the strategic crossroads of Quatre Bras and was contested between elements of the Duke of Wellington’s Anglo-allied army and the left wing of Napoleon Bonaparte’s French Armée du Nord under Marshal Michel Ney.
 Robin Hood’s Bay is a small fishing village and a bay located in the North York Moors National Park, 5 miles south of Whitby and 15 miles north of Scarborough on the coast of North Yorkshire, England.