About the Waterloo Association
An historical society for those interested in the Battle of Waterloo and the Peninsular Campaigns of the Duke of Wellington.
In 1972, the site of the Waterloo battlefield was under threat from a proposed motorway. The 8th Duke of Wellington, with help from a number of distinguished Belgian and British allies, successfully fought off the plan, but realised the need for an organisation to promote and protect the site for future generations, and so the Waterloo Association was formed.
The Waterloo Association now regularly contributes to the maintenance and preservation of existing monuments. The Association was responsible for the erection, and dedication in 2002, of a major memorial at Quatre Bras, commemorating the British and Hanoverian troops that fought and died there on 16th June 1815.More about the Waterloo Association Explore the History of the Era
Waterloo Association Membership Benefits
- Free entry to The Wellington Museum at Waterloo.
- An interesting programme of regional events and visits. Such as Waterloo and Portsmouth
- Two talks a year in London.
- Supports the Napoleon Series website which has over 20000 articles available to view.
- The Association Journal which is published three times each year, in Spring, Summer and Winter and is posted to each member.
Waterloo Association Events
Events Up coming Events
Waterloo Association (North East) Study Day Saturday 10th September 10:15 Dr Martin Howard: Wellington and the British Army's Indian Campaigns 1798 - 1805. 11:15 Dr Mark Thompson: The controversial Allied siege of San Sebastián in 1813. Lunch 1:30 Dr [...]
Following our successful autumn conference at Oxford in October 2021, this year we return to Chicheley Hall, Chicheley Road, Milton Keynes MK16 9JJ. Our event will run from late afternoon on Friday 28th October to just after lunch on Sunday 30th Octo [...]
Waterloo Association News
Many thanks to those of you who attended the recent AGM at Apsley House. You will have heard from ou [...]View more
Was Black Bob Craufurd a great general? A necessary Reappraisal Much has been written about General [...]View more
Sandwiched between two commentaries on the role of Eton alumni during the Waterloo Campaign, Mick Cr [...]View more