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The Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815), as every schoolboy knows, took place in the Belgian village of the same name, and was the final battle between the English under Wellington and the French under Napoleon. However on many points, every schoolboy would be wrong: the battle took place miles away from the village, it was not a purely “English” victory, and far from being a noble, English genius of the battlefield, the Duke of Wellington was a philandering Irishman who at times struggled to keep his men under control. Kevin Day uses the battle as a starting point to debunk a number of misconceptions of the British identity. Next Image
The Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815), as every schoolboy knows, took place in the Belgian village of the same name, and was the final battle between the English under Wellington and the French under Napoleon. However on many points, every schoolboy would be wrong: the battle took place miles away from the village, it was not a purely “English” victory, and far from being a noble, English genius of the battlefield, the Duke of Wellington was a philandering Irishman who at times struggled to keep his men under control. Kevin Day uses the battle as a starting point to debunk a number of misconceptions of the British identity.
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