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This blog follows the action of "An Independent Heart" from its start in St Jean de Luz on 18 January 1814 to 20 April 1814 and the (somewhat premature) Peace Celebrations in London. Enjoy!

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“Sleet lashed the slopes of the Pyrenees … Heavy rain shrouded the landscape. They … advanced slowly into the downpour.” (January 18, 1814)

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“They had made it, they had caught up with Wellington’s headquarters…” (January 18, 1814)

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“Shaking him by the hand Major-General Murray said, ‘Captain Sumners!’” (January 19, 1814)

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"When the storm abated and the packet-boat sailed, they took ship together." (January 23, 1814)

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“… they stopped two nights on the road to London…” (January 29, 1814)

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"Dyeing, Egypt, dyeing!" (February 1, 1814)