June 18, 1815

Posted by Tory Historian Thursday, June 18, 2009

As every school child should know yesterday was Waterloo Day. Tory Historian decided on a picture and a map. Well, how can you discuss or even think about a battle without a map?

As to why a day late? Tory Historian has a reasonable excuse - the technology, clearly on the liberal side, proved to be recalcitrant.


  1. Simon Harley Says:
  2. To my utter shame I did not recall the date. Perhaps more shamefully I was never taught it as it wasn't part of the syllabus at school, which isn't to say I didn't read up on it independently. I know many key features of the battle, but the date was never drummed into my head unlike my pet interest, the Battle of Jutland (31 May, 1916). And I went to a fairly decent public school, too!

    I rather doubt that many young people nowadays could offhand give you the date of Waterloo. Am I wrong in thinking that this has changed from days of old, when boys (and who knows, maybe girls?) were drilled with the dates of such battles as Agincourt, Plassey, Inkerman, and so on?

  3. This reminds me that those lists of important dates to be learned by everyone have not yet been collated. Must be done.

  4. “Hard Pounding, gentlemen: but we shall see who can pound the longest”.

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