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1815 the Ogre surrenders

It was on this date in 1815 that Napoléon Bonaparte surrendered from aboard HMS Bellerophon, after losing the Battle of Waterloo, closing almost 25 years of constant warfare in Europe and the deaths of countless thousands beginning with the French Revolution.

HMS Bellerophon was an Arrogant-class ship of the line being a 74-gun third rate ships designed by Sir Thomas Slade for the Royal Navy.

Vive Le Roy!
Brantigny

I have often found it coincidetal that this arrogant man should be taken into captivity aboard an Arrogant ship.

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