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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
The Battle of Waterloo
Napoleon’s idea of government was so oppressive that Wellington’s victory is one of the most important events in European history.
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.
Britain and the Tsars
Britain’s ties to the rulers of Russia go back to the time of the Norman Invasion.
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
Discovery and Invention
The editor of the country’s most famous newspaper had to use a little sleight-of-hand to bring journalism to the people.
by James Parton 1822-1891
The Copy Book
Think and Speak