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Waterloo at Windsor: 1815-2015

31 Jan 15 – 13 Jan 16, Windsor Castle Royal Library and Gallery, Windsor, United Kingdom

The victory won on 18 June 1815 at Waterloo (now in Belgium) by the armies of Great Britain, Prussia and their allies over Napoleon, ended 23 years of European warfare. To mark the event, the Prince Regent commissioned the portraitist Thomas Lawrence to paint the victorious leaders. As George IV, he commissioned the architect Jeffry Wyatville to create the Waterloo Chamber, 1830-31, in Windsor Castle to display the portraits. In the bicentenary year of the battle, the chamber will be the centre of a route through the castle along which... Read on

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