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A Woman at Waterloo

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Andrew Roberts introduces the remarkable memoir of Magdalene De Lancey, wife of Wellington’s chief of staff, who accompanied her husband on a campaign that climaxed in triumph and tragedy.

Battle of Waterloo by William Sadler'I arrived at Brussels on Thursday, June 8th 1815, and was much surprised at the peaceful appearance of that town, and whole country from Ostend,' wrote Magdalene de Lancey of the period ten days before the battle of Waterloo. 

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