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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.

2.6 Challenge: LAST CHANCE TO DONATE!

2.6 Challenge: LAST CHANCE TO DONATE!

Our 2.6 Challenge ends at midnight on the 18th of June, after our marathon 26-mile march to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Join us in looking back ...
2.6 Challenge: the Final March

2.6 Challenge: the Final March

Our highly successful 2.6 Challenge fundraising campaign will culminate in a marathon 26-mile march on Thursday 18th, the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo – and we need your ...
The Killing Ground of Hougoumont

The Killing Ground of Hougoumont

Waterloo Uncovered's Archaeological Director Tony Pollard explains how the area just beyond the wall of the formal garden of a Belgian Chateau became known as the 'Killing Ground', the scene ...
Veterans' Stories: Paula Rogers

Veterans’ Stories: Paula Rogers

Learn more about Paula, who participated in our 2019 programme, and her story ...
Veterans' Stories: Moira Watson

Veterans’ Stories: Moira Watson

Learn more about Moira, who participated in our 2018 programme, and her story ...
Veterans' Stories : Matt Weston

Veterans’ Stories : Matt Weston

Learn more about Matt, who participated in our 2018 and 2019 programmes, and his story ...
Veterans' Stories: Ben Mead

Veterans’ Stories: Ben Mead

Learn more about Ben, who participated in our 2018 and 2019 programmes, and his story ...
Catch WU at the NAM and DigNation Festival!

Catch WU at the NAM and DigNation Festival!

We're hosting two exciting virtual talks this week, in collaboration with the National Army Museum and DigVentures' DigNation Festival! ...
Virtual Veterans' and Serving Personnel Programme

Virtual Veterans’ and Serving Personnel Programme

Waterloo Uncovered announce a virtual programme of lectures and activities to replace our 2020 Summer excavation in Belgium, cancelled due to coronavirus ...
Archaeological Techniques in Action

Archaeological Techniques in Action

In the second lecture of our Lockdown Lectures series, WU Archaeological Director Dr Stuart Eve gives an introduction to the archaeological techniques we use at Waterloo, including why we dig ...
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 ...
Patrice Courcelle

Military History Illustration with Patrice Courcelle

In a written instalment of Visiting Historians translated from French, well-known French military author and illustrator Patrice Courcelle is in conversation with Waterloo Uncovered’s Camille Machiels, and describes his passion ...
June Dig Diary Part 1

June Dig Diary Part 1

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 Battle to Save Lives (2019)

The Battle to Save Lives (2019)

Learn all about what we discovered when we excavated at Mont-Saint-Jean, the main Allied field hospital during the Battle of Waterloo. This is the first film in a series covering ...
Introduction to Hougoumont

Introduction to Hougoumont

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 ...
Take the 2.6 Challenge for Waterloo Uncovered!

Take the 2.6 Challenge for Waterloo Uncovered!

We're raising money to support our vital work in veteran recovery by taking on the 2.6 Challenge – and you can help us! Read on to find out how you ...
Watch Clive Introduce the 2.6 Challenge

Watch Clive Introduce the 2.6 Challenge

Watch Welsh Guards Veteran and Napoleonic Reenactor Clive introduce our new 2.6 Challenge fundraising campaign! ...
Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

In the UK, the 18th to the 24th of May is Mental Health Awareness week. We're marking the occasion by sharing a powerful story from one of our veterans ...
Waterloo Uncovered Launches Lockdown Programme

Waterloo Uncovered Launches Lockdown Programme

We're launching our ambitious virtual lockdown programme to replace our postponed summer excavation ...
Peter Snow

The Battle of Waterloo with Peter Snow

Home→Explore→Archive The Battle of Waterloo with Peter Snow In the first episode of our brand new Visiting Historians podcast series, Liam Fitzgerald is joined by author, television presenter and celebrated ...
April Dig Diary

April Dig Diary

Welcome to the April edition of Waterloo Uncovered's Dig Diary! Read on to find out what the WU family have been up to, including an exciting TV appearance, a new ...
Waterloo: Combat and Combat Surgery on a Napoleonic Battlefield

Waterloo: Combat and Combat Surgery on a Napoleonic Battlefield

Article by Professor Tony Pollard, from Current World Archaeology, April 2020 ...
An Important Update from Waterloo Uncovered

An Important Update from Waterloo Uncovered

Waterloo Uncovered is responding to the current health crisis caused by the Coronavirus ...
Spring Dig Diary

Spring Dig Diary

WU's Spring Update - find out about what we've been up to in 2020... from being published to winning awards, it's all go! ...
Waterloo Uncovered 2020

Waterloo Uncovered 2020

Waterloo Uncovered 2020 Sadly due to Coronavirus, we won’t be able to excavate this July as planned. Nevertheless, there’s a chance for you to dig ever-deeper into our work. Over ...
Change at Waterloo

Change at Waterloo

Article by Tim Tonkin and Alex Cauvi, from The Doctor, February 2020 ...
Winter Dig Diary

Winter Dig Diary

This Winter, we've been busy! Catch up with all the Waterloo Uncovered news today ...
'A Night to Remember'

‘A Night to Remember’

Join us on 11th November for an evening of cocktails, canapés and an auction ...
We can't save our past comrades, but we can help their veteran descendants

We can’t save our past comrades, but we can help their veteran descendants

Article by Andrew Webster, from Sky News, July 2019 ...
Was Napoleon Near Victory at Waterloo?

Was Napoleon Near Victory at Waterloo?

Article by DM Chan, from Asia Times, July 2019 ...
Dig Diary Day 10: 2019 Recap

Dig Diary Day 10: 2019 Recap

A Cornucopia of Cornfield Finds Where have we been? A large cornfield near Mont-Saint-Jean farm. What did we find? A large amount of musket balls, a 6-inch unexploded howitzer shell ...
Dig Diary Day 9: Bombs and Buttons

Dig Diary Day 9: Bombs and Buttons

An Explosive Discovery In a field in the vicinity of Mont-Saint-Jean farm, an earth-shaking find was discovered yesterday afternoon. Serving Coldstream Guardsman Oliver Horncastle, whom you may remember as the ...
Dig Diary Day 8: Poignant Proof of the Human Cost of Battle

Dig Diary Day 8: Poignant Proof of the Human Cost of Battle

A Possible Amputation Pit? In the orchard of Mont-Saint-Jean, Waterloo Uncovered’s metal detectorists picked up a signal that indicated the presence of a large metal object, which was promptly excavated ...
Dig Diary Day 7: Military Medicine and Well Diving

Dig Diary Day 7: Military Medicine and Well Diving

Military Medicine at Mont-Saint-Jean This morning, retired consultant, curator of the Royal College of Surgeons and curator of the Military Surgical Museum at Ferme de Mont-Saint-Jean Dr Mick Crumplin kindly ...
Dig Diary Day 6: Mass Musket Balls and Scots Guard Buttons

Dig Diary Day 6: Mass Musket Balls and Scots Guard Buttons

It’s the first day of our second week here at Waterloo Uncovered! After a weekend of recovering from their exhausting hard week last week, the team are back and ready ...
Waterloo Weekend Diary: Weapons, Women and Wet Weather

Waterloo Weekend Diary: Weapons, Women and Wet Weather

#WaterlooWeekend Open Day The working week may be over, but a group of veterans, archaeologists and students donned their hi-vis jackets regardless yesterday morning. Their destination was Hougoumont farm, and ...
Dig Diary Day 5: Bringing History to Life

Dig Diary Day 5: Bringing History to Life

Redcoats Return As the first week of Waterloo Uncovered 2019 draws to a close, the sites of Hougoumont and Mont-Saint-Jean have once more been been overrun by British redcoats. Two ...
Dig Diary Day 4: Behind the Scenes

Dig Diary Day 4: Behind the Scenes

As the first fantastic week of Waterloo Uncovered 2019 nears its end, we’re taking you behind the scenes of the dig and shining a light on two often overlooked parts ...
Dig Diary Day 3: Of Reading, Remembering and Ridges

Dig Diary Day 3: Of Reading, Remembering and Ridges

Reading to Remember 2019 When Private John Peter Leonhard first laid eyes on Hougoumont farm, he recounted the utter hopelessness the sight instilled in him; “The doors were open, one ...
Dig Diary Day 2: Musket Balls at Mont-Saint-Jean

Dig Diary Day 2: Musket Balls at Mont-Saint-Jean

Evidence of Evacuation? In our freshly dug trenches along the east edge of the Mont-Saint-Jean orchard, an exciting discovery is in progress. The farm of Mont-Saint-Jean, which served as a ...
Dig Diary Day 1: Waterloo Uncovered Rides Again

Dig Diary Day 1: Waterloo Uncovered Rides Again

Battlefield Beginnings On Sunday 7th of July, the Waterloo Uncovered team gathered at the main museum on the Waterloo battlefield, Memorial 1815, to officially kick off the fifth season of ...
Waterloo Hospital Site to be Dug up by Team Including UK Veterans

Waterloo Hospital Site to be Dug up by Team Including UK Veterans

Article by Daniel Boffey, from The Guardian, June 2019 ...
Finding the Past and Present at Waterloo

Finding the Past and Present at Waterloo

Article by Ellen Hampton, History Net, July 2019 ...
Waterloo Uncovered at Chalke Valley History Festival

Waterloo Uncovered at Chalke Valley History Festival

The Duchess of Richmond’s Ball by Robert Alexander Hillingford. This year, Waterloo Uncovered and a team volunteers from UCL will, once again be at Chalke Valley History Festival. This year, ...
An Evening with Waterloo Uncovered

An Evening with Waterloo Uncovered

An evening of entertainment at The Royal Hospital Chelsea, and chance to support Waterloo Uncovered. 6th November 2018. 18.30 to 20.30 ...


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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.

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 ...
2.6 Challenge: Thank You!

2.6 Challenge: Thank You!

Find out what we've been up to and how much we've raised as our 2.6 Challenge fundraising campaign draws to a close! ...
2.6 Challenge: LAST CHANCE TO DONATE!

2.6 Challenge: LAST CHANCE TO DONATE!

Our 2.6 Challenge ends at midnight on the 18th of June, after our marathon 26-mile march to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Join us in looking back ...
2.6 Challenge: the Final March

2.6 Challenge: the Final March

Our highly successful 2.6 Challenge fundraising campaign will culminate in a marathon 26-mile march on Thursday 18th, the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo – and we need your ...
The Killing Ground of Hougoumont

The Killing Ground of Hougoumont

Waterloo Uncovered's Archaeological Director Tony Pollard explains how the area just beyond the wall of the formal garden of a Belgian Chateau became known as the 'Killing Ground', the scene ...
Veterans' Stories: Paula Rogers

Veterans’ Stories: Paula Rogers

Learn more about Paula, who participated in our 2019 programme, and her story ...
Veterans' Stories: Moira Watson

Veterans’ Stories: Moira Watson

Learn more about Moira, who participated in our 2018 programme, and her story ...
Veterans' Stories : Matt Weston

Veterans’ Stories : Matt Weston

Learn more about Matt, who participated in our 2018 and 2019 programmes, and his story ...
Veterans' Stories: Ben Mead

Veterans’ Stories: Ben Mead

Learn more about Ben, who participated in our 2018 and 2019 programmes, and his story ...
Catch WU at the NAM and DigNation Festival!

Catch WU at the NAM and DigNation Festival!

We're hosting two exciting virtual talks this week, in collaboration with the National Army Museum and DigVentures' DigNation Festival! ...
Virtual Veterans' and Serving Personnel Programme

Virtual Veterans’ and Serving Personnel Programme

Waterloo Uncovered announce a virtual programme of lectures and activities to replace our 2020 Summer excavation in Belgium, cancelled due to coronavirus ...
Archaeological Techniques in Action

Archaeological Techniques in Action

In the second lecture of our Lockdown Lectures series, WU Archaeological Director Dr Stuart Eve gives an introduction to the archaeological techniques we use at Waterloo, including why we dig ...
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 ...
Patrice Courcelle

Military History Illustration with Patrice Courcelle

In a written instalment of Visiting Historians translated from French, well-known French military author and illustrator Patrice Courcelle is in conversation with Waterloo Uncovered’s Camille Machiels, and describes his passion ...
June Dig Diary Part 1

June Dig Diary Part 1

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 Battle to Save Lives (2019)

The Battle to Save Lives (2019)

Learn all about what we discovered when we excavated at Mont-Saint-Jean, the main Allied field hospital during the Battle of Waterloo. This is the first film in a series covering ...
Introduction to Hougoumont

Introduction to Hougoumont

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 ...
Take the 2.6 Challenge for Waterloo Uncovered!

Take the 2.6 Challenge for Waterloo Uncovered!

We're raising money to support our vital work in veteran recovery by taking on the 2.6 Challenge – and you can help us! Read on to find out how you ...
Watch Clive Introduce the 2.6 Challenge

Watch Clive Introduce the 2.6 Challenge

Watch Welsh Guards Veteran and Napoleonic Reenactor Clive introduce our new 2.6 Challenge fundraising campaign! ...
Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

In the UK, the 18th to the 24th of May is Mental Health Awareness week. We're marking the occasion by sharing a powerful story from one of our veterans ...
Waterloo Uncovered Launches Lockdown Programme

Waterloo Uncovered Launches Lockdown Programme

We're launching our ambitious virtual lockdown programme to replace our postponed summer excavation ...
Peter Snow

The Battle of Waterloo with Peter Snow

Home→Explore→Archive The Battle of Waterloo with Peter Snow In the first episode of our brand new Visiting Historians podcast series, Liam Fitzgerald is joined by author, television presenter and celebrated ...
April Dig Diary

April Dig Diary

Welcome to the April edition of Waterloo Uncovered's Dig Diary! Read on to find out what the WU family have been up to, including an exciting TV appearance, a new ...
Waterloo: Combat and Combat Surgery on a Napoleonic Battlefield

Waterloo: Combat and Combat Surgery on a Napoleonic Battlefield

Article by Professor Tony Pollard, from Current World Archaeology, April 2020 ...
An Important Update from Waterloo Uncovered

An Important Update from Waterloo Uncovered

Waterloo Uncovered is responding to the current health crisis caused by the Coronavirus ...
Spring Dig Diary

Spring Dig Diary

WU's Spring Update - find out about what we've been up to in 2020... from being published to winning awards, it's all go! ...
Waterloo Uncovered 2020

Waterloo Uncovered 2020

Waterloo Uncovered 2020 Sadly due to Coronavirus, we won’t be able to excavate this July as planned. Nevertheless, there’s a chance for you to dig ever-deeper into our work. Over ...
Change at Waterloo

Change at Waterloo

Article by Tim Tonkin and Alex Cauvi, from The Doctor, February 2020 ...
Winter Dig Diary

Winter Dig Diary

This Winter, we've been busy! Catch up with all the Waterloo Uncovered news today ...
'A Night to Remember'

‘A Night to Remember’

Join us on 11th November for an evening of cocktails, canapés and an auction ...
Battle of Waterloo: Excavation Unearths Amputated Limbs

Battle of Waterloo: Excavation Unearths Amputated Limbs

Article from BBC News, July 2019 ...
We can't save our past comrades, but we can help their veteran descendants

We can’t save our past comrades, but we can help their veteran descendants

Article by Andrew Webster, from Sky News, July 2019 ...


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