Waterloo 199!


The anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo is fast approaching. This time next week will be the 18th June, exactly 199 years since the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

After a few requests on twitter (and a lot of umming and aahing!) I’ve decided to try “live tweeting” from our @waterloo200org twitter account. The events of the day shall be tweeted in real time, enabling other users to keep up-to-date with the progress of the battle, as it happened on the day.

Cross fingers all goes well with this trial run, as improvements, alterations and additional tweets shall be added ready for the big one in 2015!

If you want to get in touch (and let me know of any mistakes you’ve spotted or improvements that need making) please do tweet us @waterloo200org or use our dedicated hashtag #waterloo200org.

You can also get in touch with me personally @GemmaHist!

Let’s do it! 🙂


So when did Modern Europe begin?


The guys and I on twitter are in the middle of an extremely interesting discussion concerning the birth of Modern Europe. When I asked the question ‘what date marks the break and birth of Modern European History?’ I hadn’t realised the number of responses I would receive. And the number of questions it would bring up for me! (Fantastic discussion guys, let’s keep this going)… Continue reading