Re-live a “close run thing” at Horsington Church on 22 November

Daniel Maclise RA, The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher after the Battle of Waterloo, 1861. House of Lords, Collection
Daniel Maclise RA, The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher after the Battle of Waterloo, 1861. House of Lords Collection

2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a vital turning point in world history.

Dr Patrick Mileham, former army officer, academic and historian is giving a talk on the battle in Horsington parish Church  on Sunday 22nd November at 3pm.

Patrick, is a member of the Waterloo 200 Committee assisting in the national 200 th anniversary commemorations in 2015. He will explain the events of the three days of campaigning leading to the decisive battle at Waterloo, just south of Brussels, bringing peace to Europe following years of conflict. As the Duke of Wellington, British and Allied Commander in Chief, said the result was a “close run thing”. The lecture will consider why this was so, and how difficult it was to defeat Emperor Na-poleon of France considered by many to be the supreme genius of warfare.

Followed by a Cream Tea

Suggested Donation of £8 for Church Funds


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