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Waterloo, Wellington & Westminster exhibition

Exhibition in the House of Lords marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.


'Waterloo, Wellington & Westminster' explores the connections between Parliament and this key event in European history, which saw the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by a coalition army led by the Duke of Wellington.

Conceived around Daniel Maclise's famous painting 'The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher after the Battle of Waterloo', the exhibition draws on the important historical collections of the Parliamentary Art Collection and Parliamentary Archives, and includes weapons loaned from the Royal Armouries.


Visitors to Parliament on booked tours will be able to view the exhibition in the Royal Gallery of the House of Lords between 18 June and 24 September 2015.

Online exhibition


Image: Daniel Maclise, 'The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher after the Battle of Waterloo' (detail), 1861 (WOA 3246)

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