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1815 Collection

"1815: A Year of Heroism and Defiance" In the annals of history, 1815 stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit of nations and individuals alike

Background image1815 Collection: The Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo
Waterloo. Coloured lithograph after Wellington at Waterloo by Robert Alexander Hillingford, nd.Associated with Napoleonic Wars, Waterloo (1815). Coloured Lithograph Date: 1815

Background image1815 Collection: Scotland for Ever. The charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815

Scotland for Ever. The charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815. After the painting by Lady Butler

Background image1815 Collection: The Last Stand of the Imperial Guards at Waterloo

The Last Stand of the Imperial Guards at Waterloo. General Hill calling on upon the Enemy to Surrender.Print by Riddle and Goughman after the painting by Robert Hillingford

Background image1815 Collection: Waterloo - Highlanders

Waterloo - Highlanders
Battle of WATERLOO The Highlanders form a square to withstand the cavalry charge of the French cuirassiers

Background image1815 Collection: Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo

Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo
Defence of the Chateau de Hougoumont by the flank company, Coldstream GuardsWatercolour by Denis Dighton, 1815Associated with Napoleonic Wars

Background image1815 Collection: Scots Greys charge at the Battle of Waterloo

Scots Greys charge at the Battle of Waterloo
Battle of WATERLOO : Scotland for ever ! the charge of the Scots Greys Date: 18 June 1815

Background image1815 Collection: British army advancing at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815

British army advancing at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815
Duke of Wellington ordering the entire British line to advance at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1815 Collection: Waterloo Battle 1815

Waterloo Battle 1815
The Battle in full flood

Background image1815 Collection: Scotland Forever! The Charge of the Scots Greys, the British heavy cavalry regiment that

Scotland Forever! The Charge of the Scots Greys, the British heavy cavalry regiment that
Battle of WATERLOO : Scotland for ever ! the charge of the Scots Greys

Background image1815 Collection: French uniforms during the Napoleonic Wars

French uniforms during the Napoleonic Wars
French army uniforms: infantry 1814-1825, grenadier 1812-1815, and cavalry 1805-1812. Antique hand-colored print

Background image1815 Collection: Napoleon / St Helena Map

Napoleon / St Helena Map
NAPOLEON I Map of the island of Saint Helena during his captivity

Background image1815 Collection: Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo
THE HUNDRED DAYS Battle of WATERLOO The action at 11 am - the French attack Houguemont, Napoleon tempting Wellington to expose his centre

Background image1815 Collection: Congress of Vienna (1814-1815). Engraving

Congress of Vienna (1814-1815). Engraving
Congress of Vienna. Conference of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Metternich (1814-1815). Colored Engraving

Background image1815 Collection: Waterloo Haye-Sainte

Waterloo Haye-Sainte
NAPOLEONIC WARS The fighting at La Haye-Sainte (Belle Alliance)

Background image1815 Collection: Scotland Forever

Scotland Forever. Photolithograph, coloured, by Lady Elizabeth Southerden Butler (as Mrs William Butler), 1881, published by Leeds City Art Galleries, 1980 (c)

Background image1815 Collection: Augusta Ada Byron

Augusta Ada Byron
AUGUSTA ADA BYRON daughter of the poet Byron, later countess Lovelace mathematician, arguably the worlds first computer programmer, aiding Babbage

Background image1815 Collection: Saartje Baartman, also known as The Hottentot Venus

Saartje Baartman, also known as The Hottentot Venus
Saartje ( Sarah ) Baartman (1789-1815), also known as The Hottentot Venus - an African servant girl from South Africas Eastern Cape of the Khoisan tribe brought to London in 1810 & exhibited at freak

Background image1815 Collection: Grace Darling, rowing with her father

Grace Darling, rowing with her father
Grace Horsley Darling (1815 - 1842), daughter of the lighthouse keeper, William Darling, on the Farne Islands, seen here rowing with her father to the sinking steamboat the SS Forfarshire in 1838

Background image1815 Collection: Summoned to Waterloo - Brussels, 1815

Summoned to Waterloo - Brussels, 1815
SUMMONED TO WATERLOO - BRUSSELS, 1815. Chromolithograph after Robert Hillingford, published 1898 (c). Officers leaving the Duchess of Richmonds ball, with Wellington in a carriage

Background image1815 Collection: Foot guards at Battle of Waterloo

Foot guards at Battle of Waterloo
Up, Guards, and at them!.Colour oleolithograph after Richard Caton Woodville.Published as a Supplement to Holly Leaves the Christmas Number of the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News

Background image1815 Collection: Bismarck as Blacksmith

Bismarck as Blacksmith
OTTO BISMARCK Prussian statesman, depicted as Smith of the Nation, handing a newly forged sword to Germania

Background image1815 Collection: Anthony Trollope / Century

Anthony Trollope / Century
ANTHONY TROLLOPE English novelist

Background image1815 Collection: 1815 Europe Map

1815 Europe Map
A map of Europe at the time of the Congress of Vienna

Background image1815 Collection: Waterloo Battle Plan

Waterloo Battle Plan
PLAN OF THE BATTLE Date: 18 June 1815

Background image1815 Collection: First geological map of Britain, 1815 C016 / 5683

First geological map of Britain, 1815 C016 / 5683
First geological map of Britain, detail of the north east coast (figure 8). This map was published in 1815 by British geologist William Smith (1769-1839)

Background image1815 Collection: Battle of Waterloo, 1815

Battle of Waterloo, 1815
Cavalry charge during Napoleons final battle at Waterloo, 1815. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background image1815 Collection: Professor George Boole (1815-1865)

Professor George Boole (1815-1865)
Engraved portrait of George Boole (1815-1865), the English mathematician, philosopher and inventor of Boolean algebra, pictured c.1865

Background image1815 Collection: Map - Spain and Portugal, 1807-1814

Map - Spain and Portugal, 1807-1814
Spain and Portugal, 1807-1814. From a collection of maps relevant to campaigns between 1794-1815. From the collection of the former Buffs Regimental Museum

Background image1815 Collection: BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS. Defeat of the British Army by American troops under Major

BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS. Defeat of the British Army by American troops under Major General Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans, 8 January 1815, during the War of 1812

Background image1815 Collection: Napoleonic War - Hussar of the French 7th Hussars

Napoleonic War - Hussar of the French 7th Hussars

Background image1815 Collection: Map / Europe / Germany 18C

Map / Europe / Germany 18C
Showing the end of the old German Empire and the reconstruction of the German States, 1791 - 1815

Background image1815 Collection: Napoleon Leaving the Field of Waterloo, 18th June 1815

Napoleon Leaving the Field of Waterloo, 18th June 1815
Artist: Jones, George - Title: Napoleon Leaving the Field of Waterloo, 18th June 1815 - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 58.3 x 90

Background image1815 Collection: JANE AUSTENs EMMA

JANE AUSTENs EMMA
Mr. Kingsley marries Emma. Text at the bottom of the image reads " The wedding was very much like other weddings"

Background image1815 Collection: Otto Von Bismarck

Otto Von Bismarck
OTTO EDUARD LEOPOLD VON BISMARCK Prussian statesman and first chancellor of the German Empire

Background image1815 Collection: Quatre Bras / Hamilton

Quatre Bras / Hamilton
Wellington defeats Ney at QUATRE BRAS, foiling Napoleons plan to prevent the joining of the British and Prussian armies

Background image1815 Collection: 3rd Hussars, Infantry and Light Infantry, Kings German Legi

3rd Hussars, Infantry and Light Infantry, Kings German Legion. Aquatint by J C Stadler after Charles Hamilton Smith. From Charles Hamilton Smiths Costumes of the Army of the British Empire

Background image1815 Collection: Death of Sir John Moore

Death of Sir John Moore, 17 Jan 1809. Aquatint by T Sutherland, after W Heath, published by J Jenkins, 2 Jan 1815. At the Battle of Corunna, Peninsular War (1808-1814)

Background image1815 Collection: Lieutenant-General Rowland, Lord Hill, 1819

Lieutenant-General Rowland, Lord Hill, 1819.Oil on canvas by George Dawe (1781-1829), 1819.Full-length portrait in general officers uniform, wearing Bath Star and Waterloo Medal

Background image1815 Collection: The state tinkers, Gillray, James, 1756-1815, engraver, Published Feb y 10th

The state tinkers, Gillray, James, 1756-1815, engraver, Published Feb y 10th 1780 by W. Humphrey, 1780. 1 print : engraving, color. Three men breaking a large bowl which is cracked and patched

Background image1815 Collection: Regatta at Chelsea

Regatta at Chelsea
Unspecified regatta on the Thames between Chelsea & Battersea attended by fashionable spectators & rowers. NB Royal Hospital & Doggetts coat & badge. Date: circa 1815

Background image1815 Collection: Anne, Lady Byron (Anon)

Anne, Lady Byron (Anon)
ANNA ISABELLA MILBANKE Lady Byron (1815 to 1816)

Background image1815 Collection: Emma Hamilton / 4 Poses

Emma Hamilton / 4 Poses
EMMA, LADY HAMILTON Wife of Lord Hamilton, mistress of Lord Nelson, in four poses: The Bacchante, Nature, The Spinstress, and Sensibility

Background image1815 Collection: Napoleon at Waterloo

Napoleon at Waterloo
Napoleon on the battlefield, watched curiously by a Highlander

Background image1815 Collection: COSTUME FOR 1815-1820

COSTUME FOR 1815-1820
French & German dress 1815-20 according to a later source: cut-away coat & white trousers, pelisse with mancherons & dresses with profusely trimmed hemlines

Background image1815 Collection: Napoleon at Waterloo

Napoleon at Waterloo
As the tide of battle turns against him, he realises that he has lost the battle

Background image1815 Collection: Waterloo [Crofts]

Waterloo [Crofts]
Napoleon among his men as the battle draws to a close and he faces defeat : his carriage awaits to take him from the field

Background image1815 Collection: Battle of Ligny / Napoleon

Battle of Ligny / Napoleon
Gneisenau at the battle of LIGNY, where Napoleon defeats Bluchers Prussians

Background image1815 Collection: George Boole

George Boole
GEORGE BOOLE English mathematician and logician




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"1815: A Year of Heroism and Defiance" In the annals of history, 1815 stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit of nations and individuals alike. It was a year that witnessed one of the most significant battles in European history - The Battle of Waterloo. On that fateful day, June 18th, the Last Stand of the Imperial Guards at Waterloo marked a turning point in Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitions for conquest. Despite their valiant efforts, they were no match for the combined forces led by Wellington and Bl├╝cher. Amongst those who fought with unwavering courage were the Scots Greys, whose charge echoed through time as an emblematic moment - "Scotland Forever. " Their gallant display during this battle forever etched their name into military lore. The Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont showcased another tale of bravery amidst chaos. As cannonballs thundered overhead, Highlanders stood firm against overwhelming odds, defending their position with unyielding determination. Meanwhile, on distant shores, Grace Darling embarked on her own heroic journey. Rowing alongside her father amidst treacherous waters off Northumberland's coast, she rescued survivors from a shipwreck - proving that heroism knows no bounds or gender. Back on land at St Helena Island resided Napoleon himself; his dreams shattered but his legacy immortalized. The map he once wielded now serving as a reminder that even great conquerors can be brought down by fate's hand. As we look back upon these events through time's lens, we are reminded not only of valor but also sacrifice. The British army advancing relentlessly towards victory at Waterloo demonstrated unparalleled unity and resilience against all odds. So let us remember 1815 as more than just numbers on paper; it was an era defined by extraordinary acts and unwavering resolve.