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Battle of Waterloo

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Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo is one of the most iconic battles of our history. It was a great victory, by the narrowest of margins, with huge significance to the history of Europe; dousing out the threat of the French Emperor Napoleon and banishing him finally to St Helena. Even now, 200 years later, historians debate the events as though they were yesterday, while battlefield tourists and reenactors follow in the footsteps of those who were there.

Our list of books will appeal to anyone with an interest in Waterloo, including many personal accounts, histories from different perspectives and battlefield tours. There is something here for everyone, we hope you enjoy discovering more....


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Battle of Waterloo Quiz

Test your wits against our Waterloo quiz! The Battle of Waterloo is one of the most iconic battles of our history. It was a great victory, by the narrowest of margins, with huge significance to the history of Europe; dousing out the threat of the French Emperor Napoleon and finally banishing him. Even now, 200 years later, historians debate the events as though they were yesterday, while battlefield tourists and re-enactors follow in the footsteps of those who were there.

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Napoleonic Lives

Two hundred years ago the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars convulsed the whole of Europe. These were key events in the history of the continent, and for Britain, and they are a fascinating field for historical – and family history – research. More records than ever are available on the men who served in the British army during the wars – and… Read more...

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Wellington's Highland Warriors

'Stuart Reid tells a great tale, deeply researched and full of fascinating characters.' Tim Newark, author of Highlander Wellington's Highland Warriors covers the early history of the British Army's highland regiments, from the raising of the Black Watch in 1739 to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Stuart Reid provides an entertaining and thoroughly… Read more...

Hougoumont and D'Erlon's Attack

Hougoumont & D'Erlon's Attack is the second part in the explosive four part series, The Waterloo Collection, which covers the entire Waterloo Campaign from Napoleon's return to France and ensuing battles to his final pursuit and eventual surrender to the British. Following on from Ligny and Quatre Bras, Part II starts by focusing on the concentration… Read more...

Ligny and Quatre Bras DVD

The Waterloo Collection. This is the first part of a suite of programmes that will cover the Waterloo Campaign as a whole, from the concentration of the Armies astride the north eastern frontier of France, through to the Allied pursuit of Napoleon's defeated army to Paris. Over the coming months the Waterloo Collection of four DVDs, with a running… Read more...

Redcoats Against Napoleon

Military histories of the struggle against the French armies of the Revolution and Napoleon often focus on the exploits of elite units and famous individuals, ignoring the essential contribution made by the ordinary soldiers - the bulk of the British army. Carole Divall, in this graphic and painstakingly researched account, tells the story of one such… Read more...