The Battle of Waterloo

14 May - 15 September 2019
Hunterian Museum
Admission free

175th Anniversary of Waterloo, Silver, 1990, United Kingdom, Royal Mint, GLAHM:39410Over the course of a single day, 18 June 1815, Allied and Prussian forces comprehensively defeated the army of Napoleon Bonaparte, crushing the French emperor’s military ambitions and forcing him into exile. The battle was widely commemorated, particularly in medallic form. Fascination for what took place near the village of Waterloo, in what is now Belgium, resonates to the present day. The Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow provides expert support for Waterloo Uncovered, an ongoing archaeological project involving military veterans and serving personnel suffering from injury or post-traumatic stress disorder.

‌This case display has been curated to support Waterloo Replayed, a world-record breaking wargame at the University of Glasgow, 15 – 16 June 2019, in support of Waterloo Uncovered.

A Scottish Soldier 1801 – 1815, Bronze, 1820, United Kingdom, E J Dubois, GLAHM:39413Images:

175th Anniversary of Waterloo
Silver, 1990, United Kingdom, Royal Mint, GLAHM:39410

A Scottish Soldier 1801 – 1815
Bronze, 1820, United Kingdom, E J Dubois, GLAHM:39413