Walter Scott war journalism from the Waterloo battlefield

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    When Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo on June 18 1815, it came as a great relief to all those in Britain who had feared a French invasion. Among them was the celebrated 19th-century writer Walter Scott, who articulated his fears in The Antiquary, his third novel, which was published the following year (though there has been speculation that he might have quietly supported the French revolution in his younger years).

    Period18 Jun 2015

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