A BBC Radio historical drama in two parts about the career of Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington.

Part One follows Sir Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, through the 1808-13 Peninsular Wars. Napoleon Bonaparte has conquered Spain and replaced the lawful King Ferdinand VII and his father Charles with his brother Joseph. Now Sir Arthur Wellesley, placed in command of the Army in Portugal and Spain, must hold together the combined British, Spanish and Portuguese forces against Napoleon’s French Armies commanded by General Soult and Marshal Victor.

In Part Two, having won a notable victory at Talavera, Wellington cannot afford to rest on his laurels but must now keep pressing the French in a long road that leads from the seemingly-uncapturable town of Badajoz to the final showdown against Napoleon himself at Waterloo.