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Explore our work on the battlefield of Waterloo through documentary films, lectures and news reports.

Visiting Historians

Our Visiting Historians podcast sheds new light on the battle and adds valuable context to our archaeological discoveries by combining the archaeology with the history. Explore the Visiting Historians series ▸

Andrew Roberts

Historian and journalist Andrew Roberts alongside a painting of Napoleon.
In this episode of Visiting Historians, Liam Fitzgerald interviews historian and journalist Andrew Roberts, on Napoleon's experiences, decisions and mistakes at Waterloo. Andrew's works on the Battle of Waterloo include Waterloo: June 18, 1815: The Battle for Modern Europe and Napoleon and Wellington: The Battle of Waterloo—And the Great Commanders Who Fought It.
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Patrice Courcelle

Patrice Courcelle
In a written instalment of Visiting Historians translated from French, well-known French military author and illustrator Patrice Courcelle is in conversation with Waterloo Uncovered’s Camille Machiels from Belgium, and describes his passion for bringing the Napoleonic past to life.
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Peter Snow

Visiting historians
In the first episode of our brand new Visiting Historians podcast series, Liam Fitzgerald is joined by author, television presenter and celebrated Napoleonic historian Peter Snow, known widely as the former presenter of Newsnight.
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Lockdown Lectures

Join a team of international experts for our brand-new lecture series, featuring gripping new perspectives on the battle, the latest news about our dig discoveries, and the techniques archaeologists use to uncover the secrets of the past. Explore the Lockdown Lectures series ▸

Metal Detecting and Archaeology

Metal Detecting and Archaeology
In our latest Lockdown Lecture, Dr Stuart Eve presents a guide to metal detecting in archaeological settings; including how we utilise a team of metal detectorists on the battlefield of Waterloo and the work of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
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A Tale of Two Buttons

A Tale of Two Buttons
In the second of Phil Harding's Lockdown Lectures for Waterloo Uncovered, Phil explains how archaeology can connect us to the people of the past, and how even the smallest items of personal kit can tell the stories of forgotten soldiers. Watch now to find out more about the buttons of Hougoumont, lost during the Battle of Waterloo and rediscovered last year during our excavation at the famous North Gate.
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Remote Sensing and GIS

Remote Sensing and GIS
Wondering about the cutting edge archaeological technology we use to survey the battlefield of Waterloo in Belgium? Learn more about remote sensing, GIS and LIDAR with our Archaeological Director Dr. Stuart Eve.
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Archaeological Summaries

This series of short films looks at what we've uncovered at the Waterloo battlefield during our digs. Explore the Summary Films series ▸

An Archaeological Bombshell (2019)

An Archaeological Bombshell (2019)
Find out about this explosive discovery we made on the reverse slope of the battlefield. This is the third film in a series covering our dig of 2019.
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Battle of the Buttons (2019)

Battle of the Buttons (2019)
In the latest in our series of short films, Professor Tony Pollard gives us a run down of last summer's activities, including searching for the lost remains of Frischermont Chateau and discovering a plethora of buttons at Hougoumont.
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The Human Cost (2019)

The Human Cost (2019)
Find out more about our amazing discoveries, including some of the only human remains found on the battlefield. This is the second film in a series covering our dig of 2019.
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Battle of Waterloo

Find out more about the Battle of Waterloo

Waterloo, can, with some justification, lay claim to being the single most significant day’s fight in European history. Other battles were longer, fought over larger areas or by more combatants, but none can be said to have settled a war in a single afternoon, and to have produced by their result the peace that characterised the continent for so long after 1815.

Dig Diary

Read the latest Dig Diary

Catch up on the latest Waterloo Uncovered news including your chance to get involved in creating a large scale diorama of Waterloo, an update on our 2.6 Challenge campaign and the launch of our brand new Lockdown Lectures series.

Impact Report

Explore more of our 2019 dig and relive the highlights of Waterloo Uncovered’s year in our Impact Report, available to download now:

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