Napoleonic Maps


It’s always nice to have a good map to hand when trying to research the intricate details of battles and troop movements. To know about the topography and geography of the area you are studying, to know where the hills and dips are, and to know where forests and lakes are; all of these details help you to understand what problems a commander might have faced when deciding where exactly his troops should be placed, and therefore help us to understand why battles were lost or won!

Battle of Waterloo Map

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Demonstration from the 33rd Regiment of Foot.


Demonstration from the 33rd Regiment of Foot.

At the ‘Britain’s Soldiers, 1750-1815’ Conference (July 2011), hosted by Kevin Linch and Matthew McCormack, we were treated to a demonstration of the Redcoat from the 33rd Regiment of Foot.

Here is the link to the video!

Scotland for Ever!


‘Scotland for Ever’ by Lady Elizabeth Butler seems to be an iconic painting, copied and cited by many as one of the greatest depictions of the Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo. It’s an impressive piece even when studied on a computer screen – the scarlet red of the jackets, the colours held aloft in the middle of the piece, the horses charging, and the swirls of musket fire that rise from the racing ranks.  Continue reading

Waterloo family research!


Hey guys,

Waterloo200 is looking for anyone who may have any stories or any connections to a family member or veteran of the Napoleonic War Conflict and in particular the Battle of Waterloo. If you know anyone who would like to tell us about their story, please feel free to contact us at

Also, in commemoration of the upcoming bi-centenary of the Battle of Waterloo in 2015, an e-petition has been set up in an attempt to mark the occasion with a bank holiday. If you would like to sign the petition then please take a minute to look at and add your name to the list.

A commemoration is what we are hoping for – a pan-European remembrance of all those who fought, died and were caught up in the Napoleonic Wars and Waterloo! Let’s hope that this is what we can achieve.

Thanks for your continued support!