“Phroso“, a novel from Anthony Hope. English novelist and playwright (1863-1933).
 Arthur Wellesley is the 1st Duke of Wellington.
 “Paris Accident” – The 4th of May is a tragic day in Parisian history. It’s when 126 people, mostly women, perished in a raging fire that engulfed the building housing the annual Charity Bazaar in 1897.
 History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France, from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814: by William Francis Patrick Napier Originally published: 1828.
 Alfred Tennyson‘s ode written on the death of the Duke of Wellington was published on the day of the military hero’s funeral, 18 November 1852
 Flotsam By Henry Seton Merriman, published 1896.
 Possibly The Life of Admiral Viscount Nelson by T. H. Fenton, published 1840.
 Uncle Pierre is Général Pierre de Baeremaecker and Aunt Bella, his wife, Eugénie Virginie Isabelle née Wich.
 Boitsfort racecourse.
 Longchamps Fleuri – Cycling parade with flower decorated bicycles.
 Bois de la Cambre – The park comprises a small lake with an island in the centre, called Robinson’s Island.
 Avenue Louise is a major thoroughfare in Brussels. It runs southeast from Louise Square to the Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos, covering a distance of 2.7 km (1.7 mi). Avenue Louise is one of the most prestigious and expensive streets in Brussels.
 Schaerbeek or Schaarbeek is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium.
 The Brussels International Exposition (Exposition Internationale de Bruxelles) of 1897 was a World’s fair held in Brussels, Belgium, from 10 May 1897 through 8 November 1897. There were 27 participating countries, and an estimated attendance of 7.8 million people. The main venues of the fair were the Cinquantenaire Parks, as well as a colonial section at Tervuren, showcasing King Leopold II of Belgium’s personal property, the Congo Free State. The two exposition sites were linked by a purpose-built tramway.
 “Horse-racing has also come into vogue, and Boitsfort, in the bois, and Groenendael, farther off in the Forêt de Soignies, are fashionable places of reunion for society.” – 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica
 A Tale of Two Cities is an 1859 historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution.
 Sarah Bernhardt 1844 – 1923) was a French stage actress who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including La Dame Aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas.
 “D aux C” – La Dame aux Camélias – Sarah Bernhardt considered La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas to be the key drama in her repertoire.
 “La Petite Espinette” is on the border of the Soignes forest.