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Commemorating Waterloo 1815-2015

For years, Britons commemorated the Battle of Waterloo in a myriad of ways. However, after Wellington's death in 1852, official acts of public commemoration declined as the legacy of Waterloo…

From  Hayley Cotterill on September 9th, 2015 0 likes 10 plays 0  

"Hard pounding gentlemen!": The Tactics of Waterloo

Professor Charles Esdaile re-considers Wellington's command of the Allied forces and the tactics which delivered his "immortal victory". This audio recording is of a lunchtime talk…

From  Hayley Cotterill on September 9th, 2015 0 likes 12 plays 0  

Waterloo after 200 years - the Curator's View

Richard Gaunt, curator of the Weston Gallery exhibition 'Charging Against Napoleon', reflects on the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, 200 years to the day since it was fought. …

From  Hayley Cotterill on September 9th, 2015 0 likes 22 plays 0  

Ancient naval battle site ‘rammed’ with relics of war

On March 10 241BC a huge naval battle took place off the coast of Sicily between the Romans and their archenemies the Carthaginians. It put an end to the First Punic War and set the Roman Republic on…

From  Elizabeth Cass on November 1st, 2013 0 likes 1,637 plays 0