Archive for October 22, 2009

When it comes to the Napoleonic Era, I’m fairly intrigued. So it was with great interest I recently found out that not one by two fairly significant artefacts of the period are up for auction.

The first is the chair Napoleon Bonaparte sat on before his army was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo. I’d rather have the chair Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington sat on, given he was the one that defeated Napoleon, but he probably didn’t sit in a chair.

The second is the only know remaining Union Jack that flew at the Battle of Trafalgar. Battle-scarred, it flew over HMS Spartiate during the battle which saw Lord Nelson soundly defeat the larger French-Spanish fleet.

Both are expected to go for around £15,000. If I had the money to spare, I’d like to have them – especially the flag – but alas such things are well beyond me.

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