Went the Day Well?
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Victory at Waterloo produced a national self-confidence that would last for the rest of the century as Britain consolidated and extended its power. But before the outcome was known attitudes were more circumspect after years of struggle against the French. This assessment of Waterloo mixes accounts of the battle with the voices of Britons at home, from poets and politicians to prisoners and paupers, to reveal the mood of the nation at this pivotal moment in its history.