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).
Bibliographical noteAlison has received grants from the AHRC, Carnegie Trust for Scotland and from a private donation.
- Walter Scott
- Battle of Waterloo
- Lord Byron