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 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 true that statement is – and just how close Napoleon came to winning at the Battle of Waterloo.

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 of Waterloo, Wellington and Napoleon. Find your local with our new map.

WU People: Sebastiaan Loche

WU People: Sebastiaan Loche Sebastiaan Loche (43) from Zwolle in the Netherlands, is a veteran serving in the Dutch armed forces. He is part of a growing team of Dutch veterans taking part in Waterloo Uncovered. Their involvement reflects the increasing interest in battlefield archaeology in the Netherlands, and a curiosity to find out more about the important Dutch contribution …

WU People: Hans Droppert

Hans Droppert (63) is a veteran of the Dutch Royal Navy Reserve from Heinkenszand (NL). He has been cleaning and organising finds fresh out of the trenches.  Hans plans on sharing some of the stories of his fellow veterans in Dutch classrooms. These experiences are part of his project ‘Veteran in the Classroom’ (Veteraan in de Klas) which spreads awareness …

WU People: Sylvain Robert-Malbete

Sylvain Robert-Malbete (23) is a Coldstream Guardsman from London. He is learning more about metal detecting and Napoleonic history while excavating in the Car Park. Back in England, Sylvain is part of the Coldstream Guards’ First Battalion. His right arm is covered in a Harry Potter-themed tattoo sleeve. He tells me that his House is Slytherin, though he identifies mostly …

WU People: Max Marwick

  Max Marwick (22) is a student of history at Sussex University, Brighton. After the summer, he’ll start the second year of his bachelor’s degree. This year is Max’s first time on an excavation site. He feels this experience has added to his understanding of history. Whereas he usually studies from books, Max now has the opportunity to actually get …

WU People: Keanie Trick

Keanie Trick (23) is an aircraft technician from Devon, UK. This year’s her second time on the dig. Keanie (named after actor Keanu Reeves) dreamed of a life serving in the army since she was 6 years old. At the age of 16 she enrolled and became an aircraft technician. Recently, she has come down with a hip and back …