Author Archives: Jann Rowland

A Few Thoughts and a Giveaway!

A Few Thoughts and a Giveaway!

There are a couple of things which have been on my mind of late which I thought I would share. Incidentally, as a side note, I’ve noticed in looking at my past posts, that I typically post information about myself, updates, book excerpts, and the like. Not sure if people find that more or less… more goodness …

The Duchess of Richmond’s Ball and the Battle of Waterloo

The Duchess of Richmond’s Ball and the Battle of Waterloo

On June 15, 1815, perhaps the most famous (or infamous) ball in history was held. The Duchess of Richmond’s ball is generally regarded as the event in which Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, was informed of the advance of French forces into the kingdom of the Netherlands. This is somewhat accurate. In March of 1815,… more goodness …