Napoleon’s Marengo (an Arab, Turcoman or Barb) and the Duke of Wellington’s Copenhagen (a three-quarters thoroughbred) were the most famous chargers of the nineteenth century. Both were named after famous victories of their masters. Both feature in heroic portraits, and both had their hooves repurposed after death – Marengo’s as cruet, Copenhagen’s as an inkstand. […]
Kudos to Horse Soldier whose excellent blog I just discovered. If the video leaves you curious, there’s a full website dedicated to the mare here.
I’m enjoying Lee Jackson’s “Victorian London” Twitter feed, which throws up some gems. Today, a 1920s vision of the future of warfare: artillery horses in gas masks.