This is a big year for anniversaries, many of them with a connection to British history and the traditional English hobby of fighting with France. It’s the eight hundredth anniversary of the promulgation of Magna Carta, issued during a civil war so vicious that it prompted English barons to appeal for help from a French army. It’s the six hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, where the “happy few” of England slaughtered the massed armor of French chivalry. And it’s the bicentennial of Waterloo, which is often seen –in Britain– as a British victory, but really was an incredible effort by an allied coalition.
Waterloo is our subject this week, as Al Zambone talks with Gareth Glover, author of Waterloo: Myth and Reality.