Battle of Waterloo


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Noun1.Battle of Waterloo - the battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under NapoleonBattle of Waterloo - the battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon
Napoleonic Wars - a series of wars fought between France (led by Napoleon Bonaparte) and alliances involving England and Prussia and Russia and Austria at different times; 1799-1815
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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They could exchange their views concerning the Duke of Wellington, whose conduct in the Catholic Question had thrown such an entirely new light on his character; and speak slightingly of his conduct at the battle of Waterloo, which he would never have won if there hadn't been a great many Englishmen at his back, not to speak of Blucher and the Prussians, who, as Mr.
A Peep-show which had originally started with the Battle of Waterloo, and had since made it every other battle of later date by altering the Duke of Wellington's nose, tempted the student of illustrated history.
I was a Major in the Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard; and although my wound still gave me trouble, I swung a sabre in the battle of Waterloo.
Childe Harold' is the best of all Byron's works, though the third and fourth cantos, published some years later, and dealing with Belgium, the battle of Waterloo, and central Europe, are superior to the first two.
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.
STUDENTS, war veterans and archaeologists have worked together to bring the Battle of Waterloo back to life.
4) While the Battle of Waterloo, in the wake of Brexit, will no doubt be shaped in reactionary political discourse as a preemptive strike against the pernicious effects of the European experiment, in a manner intended to quell the force of left-wing analyses of the relations between the defeat of Napoleon and the drive towards economic and monetary union, the unsettled significance of the battle, both as a military event and as an object of commemoration, will continue to expose contradictions in conservative narratives.
Until recently in the possess ion of the Carpenter Family, who now reside at Carreglwyd, it's thought the locket was a relic from the Battle of Waterloo and was picked up by one of the Carpenters' ancestors who fought in the battle.
1815: The Battle of Waterloo was fought, where combined forces led by the Duke of Wellington and Prussian Field Marshal Blucher defeated Napoleon.
The duke of Wellington is said to have declared that it was on the playing fields of Eton that the battle of Waterloo was won.
In an author's note, Falkner explains that the first book was as historically accurate a depiction of the Battle of Waterloo as he could make it, except for the dinosaurs, of course.
He compared Waterford's Derek McGrath and Kilkenny supremo Brian Cody to Napoleon and Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, who led their armies at the 1815 Battle of Waterloo.