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Making Fun Of Napoleon

There was no love lost between the English and Napoleon. In the years between the Corsican’s rise to power and his exile at St Helena, the English mercilessly made fun of him in lots of satirical prints. Here are a few: A POLITICAL FAIR A crowded fair-ground, full of spectators, attractions, performers, placards, and flags.

Presents For The Duke Of Wellington

The 1819 edition of The Repository Of Arts, Literature, Fashions etc describes two presents the Duke Of Wellington received from the King of Saxony. To quote: PRESENTS FROM THE KING OF SAXONY TO THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON On the 11th of October, the present destined for the Duke of Wellington, of a superb dessert-service from