disastrous Russian campaign in 1812. To no avail.
But at least the mention of Napoleon reminded me of the interesting historical encounter of which I only became aware when I read it in Churchill's A History of the English-Speaking Peoples
Published in History Today Volume 18 Issue 2 February 1968
The month before Trafalgar, the Duke and the Admiral had a singular encounter
|The Duke of Wellington, by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1814), and Lemuel Francis Abbott's portrait of Lord Nelson|