A Week at Waterloo in 1815. Lady De Lancey's Narrative: Being an Account of how she nursed her Husband, Colonel Sir William Howe De Lancey, Quartermaster-general of the Army, Mortally Wounded in the Great Battle

TitleA Week at Waterloo in 1815. Lady De Lancey's Narrative: Being an Account of how she nursed her Husband, Colonel Sir William Howe De Lancey, Quartermaster-general of the Army, Mortally Wounded in the Great Battle
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1906
AuthorsDe Lancey, Magdalne Lady, and Major B. R. Ward
Number of Pages136
PublisherJ. Murray
CityLondon
Abstract

Magdalene De Lancey (née Hall) (1723–1822), wife of the Duke of Wellington's chief of staff Colonel Sir William Howe De Lancey (1787–1815), was a remarkable woman. To have resolved to accompany her husband, Colonel Sir William Howe De Lancey, on the campaign against Napoleon in the Austrian Netherlands—present-day Belgium in 1815—was courageous; to have barely left his side as she nursed him for a week as he lay fatally wounded following the Battle of Waterloo (15 June 1815) was extraordinary; and to have written about the experience so candidly and captivatingly has proven priceless to historians. Lady De Lancey remarried in 1817 married Captain Henry Harvey, Madras infantry, and died in 1822.

 

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