Waterloo

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The Battle of Waterloo, 18th June 1815, ended the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte as Emperor of the French, established Wellington as a hero and future politician, and led to a century of peace in Europe. 

On such a small battlefield how did Wellington defeat Napoleon - a leader who had won so many battles across Europe and whose charisma engendered such a loyal following within his army?

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The Battle of Waterloo, 18th June 1815, ended the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte as Emperor of the French, established Wellington as a hero and future politician, and led to a century of peace in Europe.

On such a small battlefield how did Wellington defeat Napoleon - a leader who had won so many battles across Europe and whose charisma engendered such a loyal following within his army?

Join us on the field of the Battle of Waterloo which is little changed from two hundred years ago and see the battle from the French, the Prussian and Wellington’s army’s perspectives. These views will be reinforced by visits to two excellent museums and from the top of the Lion Monument. Breathtaking, violent, moving.
We also visit the two battle sites of Ligny and Quatre Bras where, two days before Waterloo, the French could have beaten the Allies meaning that there would not have been a battle on 18th June 1815.


The approaching tailored tour on art and military history looks at the battle through the eyes of the numerous artists who started to record the battle in oils and watercolour within days of the end of the battle. This tour is full but Contact me on 0779 6633516 for more details of the next tour on 19th May for reasons to remember.

Join us on the field of the Battle of Waterloo which is little changed from two hundred years ago and see the battle from the French, the Prussian and Wellington’s army’s perspectives. These views will be reinforced by visits to two excellent museums and from the top of the Lion Monument. Breathtaking, violent, moving.
We also visit the two battle sites of Ligny and Quatre Bras where, two days before Waterloo, the French could have beaten the Allies meaning that there would not have been a battle on 18th June 1815.

The approaching tailored tour on art and military history looks at the battle through the eyes of the numerous artists who started to record the battle in oils and watercolour within days of the end of the battle. This tour is full but Contact me on 0779 6633516 for more details of the next tour on 19th May for reasons to remember.

Recent Reviews

‘Barrie, thank you for a most interesting insight into the Battle of Waterloo and the excellent booklets’ DP

‘Once again a great trip with a wonderful mixture of information and humour. Many thanks’ M&T

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