Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:37 PM
The Napoleonic and Peninsular Wars have been a particular interest of mine for years, so I was intrigued to read the above.
By my guess, if his skeleton was found close to Mont Saint Jean, if he was British, (in that position he could equally have been Dutch), if he was an infantryman then he may have belonged to the 30th.Regiment of Foot (Cambridgeshire). If that was a rifle (more likely a musket) butt, I'm surprised he was allowed to carve great chunks out of it! Lots of 'ifs' isn't there?
"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
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