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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.

A Dutch Perspective on Waterloo

A Dutch Perspective on Waterloo
In our latest Lockdown Lecture, Ben Schoenmaker, the director of the Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH) in The Hague, gives the Dutch Perspective of the Battle of Waterloo.
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Archaeological Databases and Records

Archaeological Databases and Records
In this Lockdown Lecture, Dr Stuart Eve explores how we keep track and make sense of the archaeological discoveries we make while excavating, and explains the importance of recording to preserve the past for future generations.
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The French Break In at Hougoumont

The French Break In at Hougoumont
In this Lockdown Lecture, Professor Tony Pollard explains how the French attempted to break through the North Gate of Hougoumont Farm, one of the Allies' major defensive positions during the Battle of Waterloo.
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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.

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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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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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, available to download now:

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