Scoundrel or 'Hero'?
Posted by Marie-Bernadette on June 16, 1998 at 10:29:27:
In response to Wickham's Further Treachery, written by Roger V on June 16, 1998 at 00:18:23
The details of Wickham's military service are rather sketchy (possibly on purpose), but if we consider possible locations at the time P&P was published, two come to mind-- the first is of course the Continent, but the second is North America, where the War of 1812 was being fought.
Very interesting idea! Do you have plans for a story or were you just throwing out the idea in general?
Possibly he urged his men to further acts of vandalism than orders from higher up had specified, and he probably helped himself to sliver and other valuables in the Executive Mansion before it was burned.
Definately acts of a scoundrel, but the Yanks did the same thing at York.
...an incredibly intelligent, resourceful woman named Dolly Todd Madison, wife of President James Madison.
She was one of our most admirable First Ladies.
... but at least in American eyes, having Wickham involved in burning the Executive Mansion brings him to a new low!
Or a new high if you are a Loyalist like me! ;-)
- Hey, Wait a Minute! Roger V 13:51:29 6/16/98 (1)
- I'm a Gemini; we always contradict ourselves; however... Marie-Bernadette 17:32:32 6/16/98 (0)
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