By Ian Fletcher

This can be the tale of the Waterloo crusade from the viewpoint of the British military. Uniquely, it starts with the break-up of Wellington's military on the finish of the Peninsular warfare, maintains with the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo, after which examines the struggling with that undefined, as Wellington's military driven directly to Paris

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Gash, Aristocracy and People: Britain 1815–1865 (1979), 109. 37. See Flora Fraser, The Unruly Queen: The Life of Queen Caroline (1996), 450–1; Tamara L. Hunt, ‘Morality and Monarchy in the Queen Caroline Affair’, Albion, 23 (1991). 38. H. Twiss, The Public and Private Life of Lord Chancellor Eldon, vol. 2 (1846), 19. ⁴¹ Ultimately Caroline was brought to accept a substantial pension, which did much to discredit her in the eyes of erstwhile supporters. One of the most unsavoury episodes in the history of the monarchy was brought to an end by the Queen’s death early in August 1821, although her death temporarily revived her cause.

In the end, though, they found it politic to accept the simpler solution which the 1814 committee had advocated.

9 (Newspapers and Stamp Duties Act). 28 Political developments, 1815–1830 magistrates in areas of apprehended subversion could search houses and other buildings for arms, political meetings could only be held with a magistrate’s permission; the latter two statutes were temporary, and no attempt was made to extend them when they expired. There were provisions to limit a defendant’s power to postpone trial by taking advantage of legal technicalities, to tighten up the law relating to the stamp duty on newspapers, and for the suppression of publications deemed to be blasphemous or seditious.

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