Battle of Waterloo, Bicentinary of the Battle of Waterloo, Demands for Social Change, Duke of Wellington, Exhibtion, France, Manuscripts and Collections Dept Nottingham University, Napoleon, Peninsular War, Portugal, Richard Gaunt, Spain, Talks, University of Nottingham, Waterloo, WEA Beeston, WEA Courses in Beeston, WEA Nottingham Branch, Weston Gallery
Friday 22nd May – Sunday 6th September in the Weston Gallery
CHARGING AGAINST NAPOLEON – Wellington’s Campaigns in the Peninsular Wars and at Waterloo
The Napoleonic Wars, which were fought between Britain, France and their allies from 1803, came to an end with the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815.
This exhibtion, timed to coincide with the bicentenary of Waterloo, reflects on the conflict in its later stages, from the Peninsular Wars in Spain and Portugal in 1808 to the end of hostilities 7 years later.
The displays dsecribe key moments in the conflict, chart the rise to prominence of military commanders such as the Duke of Wellington and reveals Nottingham’s contribution to the war effort.
The exhibition has been jointly curated by Richard Gaunt* (Associate Professor of History in the School of Humanities) and Manuscripts and Special Collections at The University of Nottingham)
*Richard recently gave a very well recieved talk to WEA Nottingham Branch.
Look out for the lunchtime talks associated with this exhibtion