Revolutionary Objects

Eagle standard of the French 105th Regiment captured at Waterloo. Copyright National Army Museum.
Delve into our collection of artworks, objects and archive materials about events, people and ideas that shaped our modern world

Revolutionary Themes

Explore the Age of Revolution by theme - from war and the international order through social, cultural, political, economic and technological revolutions

About us - our project, team and partners

Find out about the people and organisations behind this web resource and our wider work.

Tipstaff used to arrest Dic Penderyn during the Merthyr Rising

Revolutionary Collection: Merthyr Rising tipstaff

This was used to arrest Dic Penderyn wrongly convicted and hanged for stabbing a soldier.

a cartoon coloured caricature showing a Georgian prince

Five objects from Ian Hislop's I object

We look at five objects of protest and dissent in the British Museum's new exhibition.

Wellington's Irish family home

Looking at the varied history of Wellington's boyhood home.

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