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Sylvia Should be More Generous

to Wellington on his 250th Birthday!

In response to Sylvia Alexander-Vine’s article in the last Whistler comparing Napoleon and Wellington, it is important not to leave our readers with the impression that the latter’s only contribution to Western civilisation was one single piece of enlightened legislation, the Wellington boot, and advice for military cadets on how best to deploy cavalry, cannon and troops armed with muskets. Sylvia is, nevertheless, correct to say that Napoleon’s legacy as both the greatest general of his age (which even Wellington conceded) but also the greatest creative statesman, has been of much greater significance not only to France, but to Europe. Continue reading Sylvia Should be More Generous

Napoleon vs Wellington

Napoleon
Napoleon
Wellington
Wellington

2019 is the 250th anniversary of the birth, in Corsica, of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte and, in Dublin, of the Duke of Wellington. Why, then, have we chosen to put only Napoleon on our front page, when the Duke of Wellington was tutored as a young man in Brighton and worshipped at our local St Nicholas Church, where there is a memorial to him? Continue reading Napoleon vs Wellington