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Volume 1, Prologue

“‘Atty the long-nosed bugger that beats the French”: The original source is Tomkinson’s Diary for 25 September 1811 p 117 ‘Circumstance of two privates of the Light Division being drunk, and when ordered to march of by one of Wellington’s staff, said t …

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Volume 2, Prologue

Lawrence’s Portrait of Wellington: There was always some doubt over the date of the famous half length of Wellington: the Iconography puts it as 1814 while other authorities make it 1815-16, but it is clear from the correspondence quoted by Jehanne Wak …

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