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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.

Waterloo Uncovered Needs You!

Waterloo Uncovered Needs You!
Phil Harding, known for his work on Channel 4's Time Team and one of Waterloo Uncovered's Archaeological Supervisors, recaps the highlights from our Lockdown Lecture series and has a special request for our viewers and supporters. Can you help us continue our work?
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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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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)

Two men pulling a French Howitzer shell from a trench
Find out about the explosive discovery we made on the reverse slope of the battlefield, in the third film in our Archaeological Summary series covering our 2019 dig.
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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, archaeological discoveries and events in our Dig Diaries - published monthly throughout the year and daily during our two week summer excavations in July.

Impact Report

Explore more of our 2019 dig and relive the highlights of Waterloo Uncovered’s year in our Impact Report, which covers our archaeological discoveries and veteran welfare programme.

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