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Hainsworth's throw pays homage to the Battle of Waterloo
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Sep '14
To mark the upcoming 200th anniversary of the historic Battle of Waterloo, the heritage woolen cloth making brand Hainsworth has created a new throw.

The label, which was responsible for supplying the glorious scarlet fabric to kit out the British ‘redcoat’ soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars, has made the throw with 100 percent pure new wool.

Available in the same colour as of the uniforms worn by the troops, the throw has been named after Lady Magdalene de Lancey, the heroic woman who had travelled to the battle field of Waterloo to sit by the side of her dying husband Colonel Sir William Howe de Lancey.

Tom Hainsworth, the Managing Director of Hainsworth, said in a statement, “Our Waterloo throw is named after Lady Magdalene de Lancey who has come to symbolize all the women who waited for their men to return from Waterloo.”

“As Magdalene’s husband fought in the battle wearing Hainsworth cloth it seemed fitting to commemorate our connection to such a historic event with the creation of a special throw,” he adds.

The throw is part of the new Scarlet and Argent collection from the brand. Due to be launched sometime during the end of October, 2014, the line includes an array of woolen blankets, throws and accessories.

The Waterloo-themed throw will be exclusively previewed at The Campaign for Wool’s which will be held during the forthcoming edition of Wool Week slated to take place from October 5th to 12th 2014 in London.

Organized under the patronage of Prince Charles, The Campaign for Wool, which is running into its 5th anniversary, will launch its wool collection, an edit of wool interior pieces including a selection of specially commissioned items, at the London event.

Established in 1783, Hainsworth owns about 192,000 square feet of manufacturing space and some 37 different roofing structures. The company has been awarded a Royal Warrant in 2004 for its furnishing fabrics for Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.

The beautiful Magdalene had married Colonel Sir William Howe de Lancey, Wellington’s deputy quartermaster-general, on April 4, 1815. When she discovered that her husband had been badly wounded she managed to reach his side and was with him when he died on June 26. They had been married for less than three months.

She later wrote an account of her experiences and when English novelist Charles Dickens read her narrative, he commented: ‘If I live for 50 years, I shall dream of it every now and then, from this hour to the day of my death, with the most frightful reality. (PB)

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