Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Norfolk and Waterloo

My local paper, the Eastern Daily Press is resolutely covering Waterloo from a Norfolk perspective. According to today's paper Napoleon's horse Marengo was bought by a Norfolk man and put out to stud in Norfolk till his death.

The last surviving Waterloo eyewitness was also a Norfolk woman - well she was living in Norwich at the age of 94 when she was interviewed, though she came from Dorset. Her father had been with the 95th and she had been with her mother at the dressing station at the age of 5, she could still sing (and there was no stopping her!) some of the popular ballads about the battle. Oh, and the flints used in the muskets mainly came from Grimes Graves, near Thetford.

Sadly, no senior officer from the county to match Nelson.