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The News From Waterloo: The race to tell Britain of Wellington's Victory

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  • Title: The News From Waterloo: The race to tell Britain of Wellington's Victory
  • Author: Brian Cathcart
  • ISBN: 9780571315253
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Hardcover

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The News From Waterloo: The race to tell Britain of Wellington's Victory

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  1. The Battle of Waterloo was fought in Belgium on a Sunday in 1815 In England no one knew the outcome of the battle and, even though it was desperately wanted, news was not able to travel quickly As the country waited on tenterhooks a variety of characters appeared who claimed to have news of the battle until official word was received from Wellington the public and the Government had no idea what to believe It was not until later in the week that the official courier arrived and within days the w [...]


  2. So my official school history lessons finished with Oliver Cromwell Charles II and the great fire of London after a whistle stop race through Stoneage, Bronze Age , Iron Age, celts and Romans An interest in classic literature and a wealth of family history informed me about the Victoria era, WW1 and WW2 but from 1667 1830 a big fat nothing Well not quite true I was familiar with the gruesome aspects of the French Revolution thanks chiefly to Dickens and Baroness Orczy So as the bicentenary of W [...]


  3. A very focused history but a fast read It is precisely about what the title says, and goes into a lot of detail about the communication and transportation routes available at the time One thing that I didn t understand, though, was Cathcart s handling of steam powered ships, which are dismissed as an option when in truth a London Gravesend route was already being run by the Marjery at this time, and could, if the timing as far as time of day had been right, have been a viable option Steam is men [...]


  4. Embedded journalists didn t exist in Wellington s day In order for official news to reach London, Wellington needed to sit down and write a lengthy dispatch which was then duly taken by man laden down with two of Napoleon s battle Eagles to London Horses, muddy roads and sail power ensured that it took three days for the news to arrive All manner of twists and turns happen in this well told tale.I received this book as a PRC from NetGalley


  5. Fascinating detail the first half is better, and was interesting to me immediate aftermath of Waterloo than the latter part, which I admit to speedreading.


  6. Terrific historical account written in fluid prose a current look at how important news traveled long before our modern day technology.


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