Many tenants who lit up their apartments in the ‘We Live Here’ campaign see redevelopment of the Waterloo housing estate as a ploy to move them out of the area.
Working-class residents of Waterloo have a history of resisting threats to their community. Many tenants see the redevelopment of public housing as state-led gentrification to squeeze them out.
at a reconstruction of the Battle of Borodino.
The BBC’s chief contribution to the bicentenary has been to rename itself the Bonapartist Broadcasting Corporation.
The Field of Waterloo by Joseph Turner (c.1817)
When word reached the Scottish writer of Napoleon’s famous defeat, he promptly travelled to the continent to bear witness to the carnage first-hand
The perfect spot for artistic contemplation.
Almost immediately after the battle, Waterloo became a tourist destination for contemplative souls.
David Wilkie, Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Waterloo Dispatch, 1822.
How did the bulk of those at home in Britain find out the news of Waterloo?
The British have pulled out all stops to mark the anniversary of Waterloo.
Michel van Reysen
The most spectacular of the Waterloo celebrations will be a massive re-enactment on the actual battle site, involving more than 5,000 re-enactors, including 300 horses and 100 canon. What’s that all about?
Abba celebrate their 1974 victory in the Eurovision Song Contest with ‘Waterloo’.
The word Waterloo only entered the public consciousness 200 years ago after a battle. Now, it means many more things.
‘The sorest stroke any Cavalry Regiment has suffered at one day’s fighting since the memory of man.’
Scotland forever! – Elizabeth Thompson
From Belgium to Moscow to Helmland: how one battle helped shape how we think of war.
Napoleon’s step-daughter Hortense and his second wife Marie-Louise.
Two centuries on, the history of the battle and our understanding of it should by no means be a predominantly male affair.
Napoleon’s Return from Elba: dramatic enough.
If you’d taken a trip to the theatre in 1815 Paris, chances are that the stage would be political.
Joseph Beaume, Napoleon Bonaparte leaving Elba, 26 February 1815.
On February 26, 200 years ago, Napoleon escaped from exile on the island of Elba. In some ways, this moment was more important than his eventual fall.
Volunteer Corps in Action.
In 1810, after seven years of the Napoleonic Wars, the prime minister, Lord Liverpool, penned a memorandum stating that Britain’s military was: “as large a force … as the Population and Finances of the…