Can you help increase our historical knowledge of these events?
I have been researching this subject for several years but I would never claim to have found
everything that is relevant, nor to have got everything right.
If you have knowledge about it, or if you know of relevant historical sources not referred to in The
News From Waterloo, I would be delighted if you would get in touch through the Contact tab on
If important new information comes to light I will include it in any revised new editions of the
book, and incorporate it in this website – will full and due credit to those who have brought it to my attention.
Here are a few of the outstanding questions and gaps in knowledge about the news from Waterloo:
- Do you know of the whereabouts of a copy of the Morning Post second edition of 20 June 1815? (I
stress the second edition, which includes Daniel Sutton’s report from Ostend. A first edition is in
the British Library collection.)
- Can you explain the story of the architect Charles Fowler, said to have brought the news?
- Do you have information about ‘Mr C of Dover’, or about the smuggler Robert Cook?
- Do you know of any descriptions of, or information specifically about, Henry Percy’s journey from
Brussels to Ostend?
- There is said to be a print or painting of Percy in his post-chaise on the Dover Road. Do you own a
copy or do you know of one?
- Can you shed any further light on the Rothschild legend?
- Do you know of any stories relating to the arrival of the news that are not already mentioned in the
book or described on this website?
- Do you know anything more about the life of characters in the story such as Henry Percy, Daniel
Sutton and the Boehms?