Following the defeat of his armies in March 1814, Napoleon abdicated and was banished to Elba on 11 April. Whether celebrating the victory or lamenting the loss of many lives, the response was politically charged and factionally divided. Napoleon’s early reputation as a liberator from die, Byron! Die! Book 1 PDF oppression had been undermined by his ambitions as emperor, his tyrannical policies, and his endeavour to achieve pan-European domination. He nevertheless still garnered respect for his former opposition to absolutism.
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Not just in terms of the vast number of pages, but also in terms of the avid readership, newspaper accounts were the most extensive of the prose reports of Waterloo. The second most extensive were the sermons. Hundred Days following Napoleon’s escape from Elba, and summarized the engagement at Quatre Bras of the Fifth Division under Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton against the French infantry and cavalry under Marshal Ney. The most extensive compilation of military dispatches of the campaign was John Booth’s The Battle of Waterloo: Containing the Accounts Published by Authority, British and Foreign, and Other Relevant Documents.
Although presented as a soldier’s letters sent from the front, Major W. 1819 was apparently a travel journal subsequently revised in a semi-epistolary form. While Major Frye’s After Waterloo provides a transition in genre from the military accounts to the reports of curious tourists, John Waldie’s diary, as the source for both Jane and Charlotte, is the first civilian eye-witness to record the events in Brussels and the battlefields. Following her brother’s diary, Charlotte, too, included in her Narrative a walk across the blood-sodden field strewn with the rotting dead. These topoi were repeated in several of the later accounts. Among the most poignant tales of the wounded and slain at Waterloo is the personal narrative of Lady Magdalene De Lancey, A Week at Waterloo in 1815. De Lancey was with me, and speaking to me when he was struck.
We were on a point of land that overlooked the plain. He fell on his face, and bounded upwards and fell again. Having suffered eight broken ribs, De Lancey was slowly dying from internal bleeding. He was conveyed to a cottage in the village of Waterloo, where Lady De Lancey found him after being misinformed that her husband was dead. Throughout the following six days, she was at his bedside tenderly nursing him in spite of the pale chill that indicated his decline. They sigh to see him fall. Several of the Waterloo narratives were richly illustrated with maps of the sites of battle, marking in detail the movement of the British, German, and French troops.