The History of Leith

May 1, 2006

The Ashes of Napoleon

This ballad begins: ‘Attend, you gallant Britons bold, unto these lines I will unfold / The deeds of valiant heroes I am going to relate’. This sheet was printed by James Kay of Glasgow and carries a woodcut illustration of a stylised ‘Napoleon’ – a figure wearing a bi-corn hat, sitting on rearing horse. for more click here

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