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Weddings and Waterloo

Hello, blog friends! I know I haven’t posted in a while – can you believe that I am going to be the Mother of the Groom (MOG) in not one but two weddings this summer? Well, happily it’s true. Our two sons have both decided to tie the knot with their lovely fiancées in ceremonies that are only six weeks apart. In Regency terms, my boys are about to exit the Marriage Mart, and get caught in the parson’s mousetrap.


As you may imagine, I've been preoccupied with wedding details. However, I can't miss the opportunity to note that today, June 18, is a significant date in Regency history. 
On June 18, 1815, the Battle of Waterloo took place. It was an epic clash between Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington. So epic that “Waterloo” has come to mean a decisive defeat. You could say that in terms of their bachelorhood our sons are about to face their Waterloos, but in the best possible way, of course! 

Waterloo was Napoleon’s attempt at a comeback. In 1814 the Emperor had abdicated his thro…