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Explore the archive of Waterloo Uncovered's content - our lectures, videos, articles, podcasts and dig diaries record our discoveries on the battlefield of Waterloo from 2015 to present day.

Return to Waterloo

Return to Waterloo

Our annual fundraiser, Return to Waterloo, was held this year at the beautiful Christ Church, Spitalfields, and was hosted by the fabulous Gyles Brandreth ...
Return to Waterloo

Return to Waterloo

Join our host, the fabulous Gyles Brandreth, for a night of canepés, cocktails, entertainment and the live auction, as well as a chance to learn more about our archaeological and ...
Waterloo Remodelled

Waterloo Remodelled

Waterloo Uncovered are proud to present a never seen before exhibition at the National Army Museum this October. A brand new, highly accurate diorama of the Battle of Waterloo has ...
The Art of Waterloo

The Art of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo has inspired artists, poets and writers for centuries. To coincide with our Creative Arts Programme, we’ve decided to highlight our favourite pieces of art associated with ...
An image of Alain Lacroix next to the Lion's Mound

The Lion’s Mound with Alain Lacroix

Waterloo battlefield tour guide Alain Lacroix speaks to Camille Machiels about the history of the Lion's Mound ...
Four reenactors from His Majesty's 33rd Regiment of Foot stand on top of a hill with a view over the countryside

August Dig Diary

Find out what we've been up to this summer, including an updates on our programmes and summer events, and a highly successful 1815 Challenge! ...
Events

Events

Find out about our upcoming and past events, including festivals, fundraisers, conference appearances and lectures ...
1815 Challenge

1815 Challenge

Take the 1815 Challenge Want to get fit and give back this summer? Join our 1815 Challenge and run, swim, walk or cycle 18.15km for veterans! You can do it ...
Catherine Exley

Following the Drum

Dive into the untold stories of the women of the Peninsular War with historical novelist Katy Moran, featuring art by Juan Hiriart ...
Veteran Jo Clark, the Sutton Hoo helmet, and Napoleon Bonaparte

June Dig Diary

In this month's Dig Diary, we mark the bicentenary of Napoleon's death, observe Mental Health Awareness Week, and fill you in on how the British Museum team got involved in ...
Jo Clark on site in a waterloo uncovered t-shirt

Veterans’ Stories: Jo Clark

Learn more about Jo, who participated in our 2020 and 2018 programmes, and her story ...
French Near Victory at Waterloo?

French Near Victory at Waterloo?

The Duke of Wellington once described Waterloo as “the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life.” Evidence uncovered by Waterloo Uncovered at Hougoumont and Mont-Saint-Jean has revealed just how ...
Waterloo Pubs

Waterloo Pubs

The Battle of Waterloo had a huge influence on British history - and British pub names! There are dozens of pubs in the UK with names relating to the Battle ...
Waterloo Week

Impact

This comprehensive report covering the charity’s activities in 2020 reveals how the charity managed to adapt their traditional programme of veteran support into a virtual one, to continue using the ...
Three images, of Gyles Brandreth, a fallen chestnut, and a participant on the Battlefields Uncovered course respectively

Spring Dig Diary

In this month's Dig Diary, we fill you in on the loss of one of the last surviving witnesses of Waterloo, shine a spotlight on our 2021 programmes including Battlefields ...
A Fallen Veteran of Waterloo

A Fallen Veteran of Waterloo

We're sad to report that one of the three remaining witnesses to the Battle of Waterloo has fallen after centuries of standing guard ...
New Year's Dig Diary

New Year’s Dig Diary

In the first Dig Diary of 2021, we learn how one of our veteran participants has been helping in the fight against COVID as a tester; how Waterloo Uncovered has ...
December Dig Diary

December Dig Diary

In the last Dig Diary of 2020, we review a challenging but successful year, and look ahead to the future of Waterloo Uncovered ...
Countdown to Christmas with music performed by Jack West-Sherring

Countdown to Christmas

Join Waterloo Uncovered for our Countdown to Christmas, where we recap the highlights of 2020 with facts about our year. Each fact is accompanied by the regimental march of one ...
Reading in the church at waterloo

Remembrance

Acknowledging the impact of war on people through the ages is a very important part of the work of Waterloo Uncovered. Here, some of our previous participants - men and ...
November Dig Diary

November Dig Diary

In this special fundraising edition of Waterloo Uncovered's Dig Diary, we bring you news of a brave skydiving challenge, our plans for a word record breaking relay on the Rock ...
Phil Harding

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 ...
October Dig Diary

October Dig Diary

In this month's dig diary, we look at the effect coronavirus has had on archaeology, update you on an upcoming miniature model of Waterloo, and tell you about our future ...
Phil Harding and 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, ...
Waterloo: Living History

Waterloo: Living History

Article by Mike Greenwood, from the Army Museums Ogilby Trust Annual Report, September 2020 ...
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 ...
Andrew Roberts

Napoleon at Waterloo with Andrew Roberts

In this episode of Visiting Historians, Liam Fitzgerald interviews historian and journalist Andrew Roberts, on Napoleon’s experiences, decisions and mistakes at Waterloo ...
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 ...
Blood in the Orchard

Blood in the Orchard

Professor Tony Pollard's investigation of Hougoumont continues in another Lockdown Lecture. In this episode, Tony combines the archaeological evidence and historical accounts to explain the bloody battle that took place ...
Flints of Farndon Fields and Waterloo

Flints of Farndon Fields and Waterloo

In our latest Lockdown Lecture, Time Team's Phil Harding (an expert flint knapper) describes the evidence of flint knapping found at the Upper Palaeolithic site of Farndon Fields in Nottinghamshire, ...
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 ...
Battlefield Surgery with Mick Crumplin

Battlefield Surgery with Mick Crumplin

Listener discretion is advised. 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 ...
July Dig Diary

July Dig Diary

Read on to find out what Waterloo Uncovered have been up to in July, including our nomination for a Charity Times Award, test pitting in our gardens, a graduation, and ...
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 ...
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 ...
Monuments to the Dead

Monuments to the Dead

Phil Harding recounts the different eras uncovered during excavation of Bulford Camp, Wiltshire, from early burials, to ring ditches, to pits with sophisticated grave goods. From there, he traces a ...
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 ...
A Guide to Commercial Archaeology

A Guide to Commercial Archaeology

Waterloo Uncovered's Archaeological Director Dr Stuart Eve, who is a founding partner of leading UK archaeological practice L-P Archaeology, gives a beginners guide to how the commercial archaeology sector works, ...
Two men pulling a French Howitzer shell from a trench

An Archaeological Bombshell (2019)

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 ...
Ben Schoenmaker

The Dutch at Waterloo with 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 ...
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 ...
June Dig Diary Part 2

June Dig Diary Part 2

Catch up on the latest Waterloo Uncovered news including a new comic, a look back at #WaterlooWeek and an update on our Summer School programme ...
Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

On Saturday the 27th of June, we recognise Armed Forces Day, a chance to show our support for the veterans, serving personnel, reservists, cadets and families that make up the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Waterloo Dig Helps to Heal Life’s Wounds

Waterloo Dig Helps to Heal Life’s Wounds

Article by George Mair, from The Herald, June 2020 ...
From the Killing Ground: Digital Approaches to Conflict Archaeology – a Case Study from Waterloo

From the Killing Ground: Digital Approaches to Conflict Archaeology – a Case Study from Waterloo

Article by Dr Stuart Eve and Professor Tony Pollard, from Digital War, June 2020 ...
Battle for the North Gate

Battle for the North Gate

In a special Lockdown Lecture for #WaterlooWeek, Time Team's Phil Harding talks us through the battle within a battle that took place at Waterloo, and, according to the Duke of ...
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Archive



Explore the archive of Waterloo Uncovered's content - our lectures, videos, articles, podcasts and dig diaries record our discoveries on the battlefield of Waterloo from 2015 to present day.

Return to Waterloo

Return to Waterloo

Our annual fundraiser, Return to Waterloo, was held this year at the beautiful Christ Church, Spitalfields, and was hosted by the fabulous Gyles Brandreth ...
Return to Waterloo

Return to Waterloo

Join our host, the fabulous Gyles Brandreth, for a night of canepés, cocktails, entertainment and the live auction, as well as a chance to learn more about our archaeological and ...
Waterloo Remodelled

Waterloo Remodelled

Waterloo Uncovered are proud to present a never seen before exhibition at the National Army Museum this October. A brand new, highly accurate diorama of the Battle of Waterloo has ...
The Art of Waterloo

The Art of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo has inspired artists, poets and writers for centuries. To coincide with our Creative Arts Programme, we’ve decided to highlight our favourite pieces of art associated with ...
An image of Alain Lacroix next to the Lion's Mound

The Lion’s Mound with Alain Lacroix

Waterloo battlefield tour guide Alain Lacroix speaks to Camille Machiels about the history of the Lion's Mound ...
Four reenactors from His Majesty's 33rd Regiment of Foot stand on top of a hill with a view over the countryside

August Dig Diary

Find out what we've been up to this summer, including an updates on our programmes and summer events, and a highly successful 1815 Challenge! ...
Events

Events

Find out about our upcoming and past events, including festivals, fundraisers, conference appearances and lectures ...
1815 Challenge

1815 Challenge

Take the 1815 Challenge Want to get fit and give back this summer? Join our 1815 Challenge and run, swim, walk or cycle 18.15km for veterans! You can do it ...
Catherine Exley

Following the Drum

Dive into the untold stories of the women of the Peninsular War with historical novelist Katy Moran, featuring art by Juan Hiriart ...
Veteran Jo Clark, the Sutton Hoo helmet, and Napoleon Bonaparte

June Dig Diary

In this month's Dig Diary, we mark the bicentenary of Napoleon's death, observe Mental Health Awareness Week, and fill you in on how the British Museum team got involved in ...
Jo Clark on site in a waterloo uncovered t-shirt

Veterans’ Stories: Jo Clark

Learn more about Jo, who participated in our 2020 and 2018 programmes, and her story ...
French Near Victory at Waterloo?

French Near Victory at Waterloo?

The Duke of Wellington once described Waterloo as “the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life.” Evidence uncovered by Waterloo Uncovered at Hougoumont and Mont-Saint-Jean has revealed just how ...
Waterloo Pubs

Waterloo Pubs

The Battle of Waterloo had a huge influence on British history - and British pub names! There are dozens of pubs in the UK with names relating to the Battle ...
Waterloo Week

Impact

This comprehensive report covering the charity’s activities in 2020 reveals how the charity managed to adapt their traditional programme of veteran support into a virtual one, to continue using the ...
Three images, of Gyles Brandreth, a fallen chestnut, and a participant on the Battlefields Uncovered course respectively

Spring Dig Diary

In this month's Dig Diary, we fill you in on the loss of one of the last surviving witnesses of Waterloo, shine a spotlight on our 2021 programmes including Battlefields ...
A Fallen Veteran of Waterloo

A Fallen Veteran of Waterloo

We're sad to report that one of the three remaining witnesses to the Battle of Waterloo has fallen after centuries of standing guard ...
New Year's Dig Diary

New Year’s Dig Diary

In the first Dig Diary of 2021, we learn how one of our veteran participants has been helping in the fight against COVID as a tester; how Waterloo Uncovered has ...
December Dig Diary

December Dig Diary

In the last Dig Diary of 2020, we review a challenging but successful year, and look ahead to the future of Waterloo Uncovered ...
Countdown to Christmas with music performed by Jack West-Sherring

Countdown to Christmas

Join Waterloo Uncovered for our Countdown to Christmas, where we recap the highlights of 2020 with facts about our year. Each fact is accompanied by the regimental march of one ...
Reading in the church at waterloo

Remembrance

Acknowledging the impact of war on people through the ages is a very important part of the work of Waterloo Uncovered. Here, some of our previous participants - men and ...
November Dig Diary

November Dig Diary

In this special fundraising edition of Waterloo Uncovered's Dig Diary, we bring you news of a brave skydiving challenge, our plans for a word record breaking relay on the Rock ...
Phil Harding

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 ...
October Dig Diary

October Dig Diary

In this month's dig diary, we look at the effect coronavirus has had on archaeology, update you on an upcoming miniature model of Waterloo, and tell you about our future ...
Phil Harding and 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, ...
Waterloo: Living History

Waterloo: Living History

Article by Mike Greenwood, from the Army Museums Ogilby Trust Annual Report, September 2020 ...
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 ...
Andrew Roberts

Napoleon at Waterloo with Andrew Roberts

In this episode of Visiting Historians, Liam Fitzgerald interviews historian and journalist Andrew Roberts, on Napoleon’s experiences, decisions and mistakes at Waterloo ...
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 ...
Blood in the Orchard

Blood in the Orchard

Professor Tony Pollard's investigation of Hougoumont continues in another Lockdown Lecture. In this episode, Tony combines the archaeological evidence and historical accounts to explain the bloody battle that took place ...
Flints of Farndon Fields and Waterloo

Flints of Farndon Fields and Waterloo

In our latest Lockdown Lecture, Time Team's Phil Harding (an expert flint knapper) describes the evidence of flint knapping found at the Upper Palaeolithic site of Farndon Fields in Nottinghamshire, ...
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 ...
Battlefield Surgery with Mick Crumplin

Battlefield Surgery with Mick Crumplin

Listener discretion is advised. 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 ...
July Dig Diary

July Dig Diary

Read on to find out what Waterloo Uncovered have been up to in July, including our nomination for a Charity Times Award, test pitting in our gardens, a graduation, and ...
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 ...
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 ...
Monuments to the Dead

Monuments to the Dead

Phil Harding recounts the different eras uncovered during excavation of Bulford Camp, Wiltshire, from early burials, to ring ditches, to pits with sophisticated grave goods. From there, he traces a ...
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 ...
A Guide to Commercial Archaeology

A Guide to Commercial Archaeology

Waterloo Uncovered's Archaeological Director Dr Stuart Eve, who is a founding partner of leading UK archaeological practice L-P Archaeology, gives a beginners guide to how the commercial archaeology sector works, ...
Two men pulling a French Howitzer shell from a trench

An Archaeological Bombshell (2019)

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 ...
Ben Schoenmaker

The Dutch at Waterloo with 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 ...


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