The Battle of Waterloo – Background and history
Just over 200 years ago, on 18 June 1815, the coalition armies of Great Britain, Prussia, Netherlands and Hanover, under the leadership of the Duke of Wellington, faced Napoleon’s French army at Waterloo, some 15 km south of Brussels, in a battle that was to end Napoleon’s rule as Emperor and determine the shape of Europe for the next 100 years. This magnificent Conway Stewart Wellington Waterloo Edition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the momentous battle and comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity confirming the edition number of your pen.
Napoleon’s wish to become Emperor of Europe had very quickly started to become a reality after his return to France from exile in Elba. Within days, he had been able to raise an army of over 300,000 men and was intent on driving the British into the North Sea and over-run the Prussians before turning his attention to Austria and Russia.
His ambition, however, came to an end at Waterloo where the British forces, ably supported by the Prussians under the command of Field Marshall Blucher, proved to be far too resiliant for the overstretched French army. The coalition forces drove the French back in disarray and eventually arrived in Paris where they restored King Louis XVIII to the throne. Napoleon surrendered and was exiled to the remote island of St Helena where he died in 1821.
You will receive your Conway Stewart Wellington Waterloo Edition in a Conway Stewart black leather presentation box which also serves as a showcase pen stand for your desk.
The Conway Stewart Wellington Waterloo Edition comes with a cartridge/converter filling mechanism and you may select one of our flexible 18ct gold nibs to be fitted. They are available in Fine, Medium and Broad and bear the distinctive Flag logo.
Provenance and Authenticity
All the components for the Conway Stewart Wellington Waterloo Edition were acquired by Bespoke British Pens from the Administrators of Conway Stewart Manufacturing Ltd in October 2014 following the closure of the Conway Stewart Plymouth factory. As such, you can rely on the provenance and authenticity of these components as genuine Conway Stewart parts which have been carefully assembled by our technicians to a very high standard.
Please note that these pens do not bear any engraving on the barrel that you may have been used to on relatively modern Conway Stewart pens i.e. the edition number, colour reference or Conway Stewart logo.