April 3 1814: “Boney Forsaken By His Guardian Angel”

On April 3 1814, Thomas Rowlandson’s cartoon “Boney forsaken by his Guardian Angel ” is published.

As the Devil snatches his crown, Napoleon cries: “My Guardian Angel—my Protector, do not desert me in the hour of Danger.”

“Poh! Poh! you cannot expect to reign for ever, besides I want you at home to teach some of the young imps wickedness,” the Devil replies.


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