The Battle of Fishguard, which took place 22-24 February 1797, was the last time a hostile foreign force landed on British soil, and is therefore often referred to as “the last invasion of Britain”.
The University of Southampton will be holding its Seventh Wellington Congress 12-14 April 2019. Submissions may come from any discipline that focuses on this period.
After the battle of Trafalgar in October 1805, there occurred the following year a land battle, which though small scale and unimportant in many ways, crucially showed that in the right circumstances that the British could also defeat the French on land.
In May 2017 the Waterloo Association ran a weekend trip to Waterloo focusing on the Prussian perspective.
Two brigades of British heavy cavalry surprise d’Erlon’s troops and destroy them – only to be destroyed in their turn.
In June 2016 the Waterloo Association ran a weekend trip to Waterloo looking at the campaign from the French perspective. Following the normal drinks reception at the Wellington Museum on the Friday evening Saturday saw 15 Association members visit Beaumont (Napoleon’s Headquarters on the night of 14th/15th June).
26 intrepid members of the Association took part in the Association’s trip to Waterloo at the beginning of May. The long weekend allowed members to view the battlefield without the restrictions and crowds that were expected in June.
At Waterloo Whinyates' rockets were used to great effect at a key point in the battle.
Colour Serjeant John Gibson of the 33rd Regiment of Foot written by Evelyn Webb-Carter in November 2012.
Eye witness report of the battle of Waterloo and the day after.
Translated text by Lucien Gerke, curator of the Waterloo Museum, from 1996.
The misadventures of Wellington's Cavalry from the Peninsular to Waterloo.
The Duke of Wellington, was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain.
Many of the reminiscences and memoirs from the men of Wellington's armies make mention and comment at some time of the unreliability of their personal firearms.
A register of memorials to soldiers who fought in the peninsular war and at Waterloo. Volume 1
A register of memorials to soldiers who fought in the peninsular war and at Waterloo. Volume 2.