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Gunpowder weapons in the Napoleonic Wars


Saturday 7 September 2019

Study Day – Gunpowder weapons in the Napoleonic Wars

The Battlefields Trust in partnership with the Waterloo Association and the Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey, present a one-day seminar from 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., on gunpowder weapons in the Napoleonic Wars.

The venue will be the Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY. The day will include lectures, demonstrations of gunpowder weapons by re-enactors and tours of the Royal Gunpowder Mills. Speakers include Gareth Glover on “The Guns at Waterloo”, Chris Jones on “Artillery at Sea during the Napoleonic Wars”, John Morewood on “The Success of the Rocket troop on 17 June 1815” and Dr Stephen Summerfield on “Developments in artillery on land in the period 1750–1815”.

There will be demonstrations from the Historical Maritime Society and the 44th East Essex Regiment of Foot Re-enactment Group. Cost for the day is £35.00 per person for Battlefields Trust and Waterloo Association members (£40.00 for non-members) and includes lunch and refreshments.

For more information on the day, including the full programme and to book a place please contact The WA Secrretary John Morewood at