August 7 1815: Wellington on Cake

‘The battle of Waterloo was certainly the hardest fought that has been for many years, I believe, and has placed in the power of the Allies the most important results. We are throwing them away, however, by the infamous conduct of some of us; and I am sorry to add that our own Government also are taking up a little too much the tone of their rascally newspapers. They are shifting their objects; and, having got their cake, they want both to eat it and keep it.”

— Duke of Wellington writes on August 7 1815.

(Photograph above is by ANDY SEWELL and was published in the Telegraph)

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