Monday, 14 January 2008

The Humble Foot Soldier's Lot

Doing some cleaning up in the basement among my hobby stuff and found this British Soldier's Account of the Battle of Waterloo on a slip of paper among my war-gaming parephenalia:
I'll be hanged if I know anything about the matter, for I was all day trodden in the mud and ridden over by every scoundrel who had a horse.  
Hmm. Is there an Anglican application to that perchance? Who would be the foot soldiers? Who the scoundrels with horses? Lay and clergy? Priests and bishops?