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.
Professor Tony Pollard, Director of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow, has been leading Waterloo Uncovered’s excavations on the battlefield since 2015. The dig has thrown new light on some of the critical events of the battle and about the people who fought in it. In this lecture, the first in a new series of Lockdown Lectures, Tony sets the scene for the bitter and bloody fighting that consumed the Chateau of Hougoumont, one of the Duke of Wellington’s key allied positions.
Watch our films for all the latest news on our archaeological discoveries, moving veteran stories and much more.
Each year, Waterloo Uncovered takes a group of Veterans and Serving Military Personnel to the site of the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium. Through archaeological excavation and a program of support, we aim to aid in their recovery and help them move forward. Several of the veterans who participated in our 2018 summer excavation chose to share their stories and describe the positive impact the project has had on them.
You can find a wide range of films about our work on the Waterloo Uncovered YouTube channel.
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.
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