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
The rise and decline of smuggling and the strange role smugglers played during the Napoleonic Wars About this event December 8th 1930-21.00 on Zoom Smuggling was a major problem in the second half of the 18th century. It was not simply 'five and twen [...]
Was the Prince of Orange inept or has he been unjustly maligned? About this event January 5th 19.30-21.00 on Zoom In this talk Andrew Field examines whether the Prince of Orange was an inexperienced, conceited and tactically inept senior offic [...]
Waterloo Association News
The Waterloo Association’s Midlands group is happy to present a talk by Andrew Field on the 3rd (Bri [...]View more
Siege of [Ciudad] Rodrigo On the ground - January 9th Batteries opened - January 14th Taken by assau [...]View more
There were ten Hodenbergs, on the roll of the King’s German legion, of whom four died on active serv [...]View more