I thoroughly enjoyed Christopher Danziger’s recent article  (Oxford Today, Trinity 2015) and was intrigued by the quote in his penultimate paragraph about ‘the most just, the most brave and the most generous of my enemies’, presumably the British. Interpretation of that comment depends strongly on whether it was made before or after Waterloo. Could Mr Danziger enlighten me? (A Google search simply led me back to ‘Oxford Today’.)