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

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Locomotion No. 1

Revolutionary Collection: Locomotion No. 1

The engine that sparked a transport revolution and transformed the lives and fortunes of people across the world.

a photo of an opulent room with red and gold decoration and a chandelier

Restoring George IV's opulent Saloon room

We look at the major restoration of Brighton Royal Pavilion's Saloon back to its 1823 splendour and opulence.

a tax return

Income Tax? Blame Old Bomey

The Chairman on the Napoleonic origins of income tax.