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Waterloo: June 18, 1815 and a Cinderella banking story.

“Just because you have all been beaten by Wellington, you think he’s a good general. I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad troops, and this affair is nothing more than eating breakfast.” -N.B.

Smoke on the water. The French generals take bad cues and strike at the wrong time, the lines are broken and Napoleon is getting a stomachache. Before word of victory reaches the Duke of Wellington, The Rothschild observer on the ground, a man named Rothworth, has already sent word back to England. Nathan Mayer Rothschild, knowing that everyone on the trading floor is watching him (their courier lines were the best of the best), begins to sell English bonds called “consuls” as if Napoleon has won. Everyone else soon follows and the conclusion that the English have lost begins to take root in everyone’s gut. The price of consuls bottoms out, and THEN Rothschild has his men begin buying back quietly. By the time Wellington’s courier’s arrive and confirm victory, Rothschild is in position to control the Bank of England.



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