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
Was Black Bob Craufurd a great general? A necessary Reappraisal Much has been written about General Robert Craufurd ‘Black Bob’ praising his strict discipline within the Light Division and his generalship. However, few men are heroes to their subordi [...]
To Flog, or Not to Flog: Pragmatism, Discretion & Discipline in Wellington’s Army It is well known that the British Army flogged its soldiers. This aspect of discipline has often clouded our judgement of how crime was handled within the British a [...]
Waterloo Association News
The most recent instalment of our Winter Lecture Series had now been released exclusively for our me [...]View more
The Rise and Decline of Smuggling during the Napoleonic Wars - by Dr. John Morewood The most [...]View more
The Waterloo Association’s Midlands group is happy to present a talk by Andrew Field on the 3rd (Bri [...]View more