BEST WEBSITES: NAPOLEONIC WARS
The bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo means that there’s never been a better time to research ancestors who fought in the Napoleonic Wars, writes
With the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo upon us, there’s never been a better time to research ancestors who fought in the Napoleonic Wars
In June there is a huge number of events, exhibitions, commemorations, programmes, books, reenactments and more, all focusing on the ‘ battle that changed history’, forged modern Europe and brought to an end conflict with France that had continued since the 18th century.
Of course, there are many Army and Navy records from the era that have been digitised, plus all manner of detailed websites that focus on individual battles and engagements, commanders, vessels, uniforms, regiments and more.
Indeed, the level of interest in all things Napoleonic means that not only do you have a number of centralised sources for research information, such as The National Archives, but also a raft of encyclopaedic enthusiast websites and forums that can offer dizzying levels of detail.
The charge of the Royal Scots Greys
at Waterloo on 18 June 1815