The Battle of Waterloo - 1815

Scene from the Battle of Waterloo

French Cuirrassiers attacking a British square

The Battle of Waterloo is arguably the most famous land battle in European history. It is regarded as having ended the Napoleonic Wars which had ravaged Europe for over 20 years and sent Napoleon Bonaparte to his final exile. It is also remembered for bringing together onto the field of conflict two of the most celebrated generals of the day - Napoleon himself and Sir Arthur Wellesley, The Duke of Wellington.