Waterloo in History and Literature
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The Battle of Waterloo in 1815 was widely regarded as the grand finale of the Napoleonic wars and a moment of great significance. Within days, thousands of people flocked to the battlefield to pick up military mementos and to contemplate a new world order.Among them was Walter Scott who had already arranged for publication of an epic poem on the event involving three publishers. During this course you will discuss the importance of the event and why it attracted the great Romantic writers like Scott, Byron and Wordsworth - three very contrasting figures - like moths to a lamp. How did Napoleon unintentionally contribute to making these writers European literary figures almost as famous as himself? Come and find out!