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

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.

The Siege of Hopton Castle

The Siege of Hopton Castle
In our final Lockdown Lecture of the summer, Time Team's Phil Harding describes one of his favourite excavations from his Time Team days: the site of Hopton Castle in Shropshire, which was under siege during the English Civil War.
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An Introduction to Waterloo Uncovered

An Introduction to Waterloo Uncovered
In our latest Lockdown Lecture, archaeologist Sam Wilson gives an introduction to the Waterloo Uncovered project, including a summary of our most exciting archaeological discoveries on the battlefield, and how archaeology can aid in veteran welfare and recovery.
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Virtual Tour of Hougoumont

Virtual Tour of Hougoumont
In a very special Lockdown Lecture, Dr Stuart Eve takes us on a tour of a virtual Hougoumont farm, courtesy of Pan Immersion.
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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.

Mick Crumplin

Mick Crumplin
In this episode of Visiting Historians, Liam Fitzgerald interviews retired surgeon, curator and historian Mick Crumplin on the gruesome realities of battle wounds, military medicine and battlefield surgery during the Battle of Waterloo. This episode contains graphic descriptions of injuries and battlefield surgery including amputation. Listener discretion is advised.
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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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Ben Schoenmaker

Ben Schoenmaker
In this episode of Visiting Historians, Liam Fitzgerald interviews Dutch historian Professor Ben Schoenmaker on the Dutch perspective of the Battle of Waterloo and the role of the Prince of Orange. Ben is the director of the Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH) in The Hague and a lecturer in Military History at Leiden University.
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Archaeological Summaries

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

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.

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