A shocking number of military leaders have suffered from mental health issues, even as they held the lives of the men they led in their hands. At times ambition, politics, inheritance or the trauma of war have created commanders with varying degrees of insanity.
Sir William Erskine
The Duke of Wellington was plagued by new officers thrust upon him by the British government; men whose status came not from ability but from their background and connections. None was worse than Sir William Erskine.
By the time he was sent to serve…
Source: 5 Insane Historical Generals