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2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and the defeat of Napoleon: Visit the Windsor Castle Exhibition this summer.

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2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and the defeat of Napoleon.

Windsor Castle Exhibition: Saturday, 31st January 2015 to Wednesday, 13st January 2016

Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

In celebration of the allied victory, George IV created the Waterloo Chamber at Windsor Castle, a grand space filled with portraits of those instrumental in the victory, among them the Duke of Wellington.

Throughout 2015, Waterloo at Windsor: 1815–2015 will combine a themed trail through the State Apartments with a display of prints, drawings and archival material that explores the battle and its aftermath.

The trail will highlight objects seized on the battlefield by the victors, including silver, furniture, weapons and the beautiful red cloak belonging to Napoleon, presented to George IV by Wellington’s ally, Field-Marshal Gebhardt von Blücher.

Windsor Castle Exhibition link

All our small group Windsor Castle tours allow time to visit the exhibition.

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