The Story of Easter
Last updated 4/15/2020 at 10:49am
Robert J. Morgan recalls the momentous day when England received the news of Wellington’s victory over Napoleon at Waterloo.
There were no telegrams or telephones in those days, but everyone knew that Wellington was facing Napoleon in a great battle, and that the future of England hung in the balance.
A sailing ship semaphored, which means they signaled with coded flags, the news to the signalman on top of Winchester Cathedral. He signaled to another man on a hill, and thus news of the battle was relayed by semaphore from station-to-station eventually reaching London and all across the...