Location: Hunterian Museum
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday 18 June 1815. Around 100,000 Allied British, German and Dutch troops were commanded by Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington. Facing him was the French Armée du Nord of 125,000 committed French soldiers, led by Napoleon Bonaparte. Neither commander in this titanic struggle had ever faced each other in combat. The battle will be explained in stages, highlighting particular medical issues.