Reading in the church at waterloo


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 women who have served themselves – offer their reflections on their own experiences and on the accounts left by the people who fought and suffered in the battle 200 years ago, in Waterloo Uncovered’s annual act of remembrance, Reading to Remember.

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 Waterloo and the work of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

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.

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. Stuart Eve.

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 Wellington, turned the tides of the battle in the Allies favour: the Battle for the North Gate at 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 of some of the bloodiest fighting of the Battle of Waterloo.

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 where we dig and how we locate and record our finds.

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 our dig of 2019.

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 the Duke of Wellington’s key allied positions.