More great websites
There are a huge number of events and exhibitions appearing online in 2015. Some interesting examples include the ‘Piece Makers Art Exhibition’ at the Fusilier Museum ( fusiliermuseum.com), ‘ Waterloo: Life and Times’ at the Fan Museum ( thefanmuseum.org. uk), ‘ Waterloo at Windsor’ ( royalcollection.org.uk/ exhibitions/waterloo-at-windsor-1815-2015), ‘ The Black Watch’ at the Black Watch Castle and Museum ( theblackwatch. co.uk), ‘The Defence of Hougoumont Farm’ at the Guards Museum ( theguardsmuseum.com) and online exhibition ‘Napoleon’s Last Stand: 100 days in 100 objects’ at the Modern Records Centre ( 100days.eu).
Away from the bicentenary, there’s also the Napoleonic Wars Forum ( napoleonicwarsforum.com) and useful TNA guides to Royal Navy Officers, muster rolls and pay lists, and militia ( nationalarchives.gov.uk/records). Also, don’t forget Ancestry’s Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls (1793-1949) at search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx? dbid=1686.
Similarly, there’s Naval & Military Archives’ Waterloo Medal database of 39,000 veterans ( nmarchive.com/our- data) or alternatively the Peninsula Medal Roll of more than 26,000 men at FamilyRelatives ( familyrelatives.com/search/search_ peninsula_ medalroll.php).
This British Library exhibition focuses on the impact of the Napoleonic Wars ( bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/ the- impact- of-the- napoleonic-wars- in- britain), and there’s this page from the European Library site ( theeuropeanlibrary. org/exhibition/napoleonic_wars/index.html). Others include 1812 ( eighteentwelve.ca), British Battles ( britishbattles.com), Peninsular War ( peninsularwar.org), Peninsular War 200 ( peninsularwar200. org), Friends of the British Cemetery, Elvas ( britishcemetery- elvas.org) and Waterloo 1815 ( napoleon- battles. com). The Saint Helena Medal site ( stehelene. org) offers a free database of the medals that were awarded to soldiers still living in 1857 who had fought with Napoleon. Finally, some Naval websites worth mentioning include hms-victory.com, ageofnelson.org, www.nelsonsnavy.co.uk and aboutnelson.co.uk.
The Waterloo 1815 site has overviews of the conflict among its pages
Bury’s Fusiliers Museum website is a useful Napoleonic War resource