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The News from Waterloo

The Race to Tell Britain of Wellington's Victory

Brian Cathcart

It took three days for the outcome of the battle of Waterloo to reach London. Described by Sir Tony Robinson as 'a fascinating eye-opener', this book draws on untapped records to reveal the story of how the momentous news was brought from the battlefield via feverish horseback journeys, a Channel crossing delayed by falling tides and a flat calm, and the final dash by coach-and-four from the Kent coast to a grand soirée in St James's Square.
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  • Publisher: Faber
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 350pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9780571315260
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.3kg
Product code:
506114
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