Conflicting the Past

Nov 29, 10 Conflicting the Past

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“Nothing except a battle lost,” wrote Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, “can be half so melancholy as a battle won.” His view was as sober as any to emerge from the killing fields of Waterloo in June of 1815, but the Duke already grasped the extent to which the battle he had just fought would be narrativized,...

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