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'The Unfinished Battles of Waterloo' - New Statesman

"The unfinished battles of Waterloo", by Simon Heffer in New Statesman (27 November, 2014)
 
"Waterloo was not merely a battle, nor merely a critical moment in British and European history, but something that has left a profound imprint on our culture. Byron, 27 at the time, famously recorded the Duchess of Richmond's ball in Brussels three days before the battle in “Childe Harold's Pilgrimage”: “On with the dance! let joy be unconfined . . .” In towns all over Britain, Waterloo is immortalised in the names of streets, districts, parks and buildings; it is a railway station; it is a figure of speech – none of us wishes to meet our Waterloo. So did a hamlet in Belgium pass into the language: and these five books, published in anticipation of the bicentenary, explain why..."


 
     
 
 

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