A Week at Waterloo

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Reportage Press, Jun 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 62 pages
One womanrs"s true story of war, love, and loss.Magdalene De Lancey fought to save her husbandrs"s life on the edge of the battlefield at Waterloo. American-born William was one of the first professional officers in the British army and the Duke of Wellingtonrs"s chief-of-staff.Magdaleners"s heartrending account of her struggle to nurse her husband was written as a letter to her brother and has a striking immediacy. Any woman who has ever waited for a husband at war or nursed the man she loves will empathize with Magdaleners"s fears, hopes, and sorrow.

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Lady Magdalene Hall married Colonel Sir William Howe de Lancey, Wellington's deputy quartermaster-general, in April 1815. After his death she returned to Britain and eventually remarried, but died shortly after the birth of her third child in 1822. Two of her descendants (her great-grandson and great-great grandson) died fighting in World Wars 1 and 2.

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