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The Battle of Waterloo
The Button Man of Waterloo
Amid all the confusion of the Battle of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington
spotted a man in civilian clothes riding busily around on a stocky horse.
by Benjamin Robert Haydon
Character and Conduct
Bad Day at Waterloo
Frederick Ponsonby’s involvement in the Battle of Waterloo began early,
and it seemed to him that it went on for ever.
by Sir Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby 1783-1837
Napoleon’s idea of government was so oppressive that Wellington’s victory is one of the most important events in European history.
Extracts from Literature
William Howitt had some advice for Victorian tourists hoping for
an authentic experience at the battlefield of Waterloo.
by William Howitt 1792-1879
The hero of Waterloo needed all his men to believe in him that day,
but none believed in him more than his cook.
Abolition of Slavery
The Bombardment of Algiers
For two centuries, human traffickers had stolen English men,
women and children for the slave-markets of the Arab world.
The Copy Book
Think and Speak