Cosette, is a central character in Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Misérables, an epic story with revolution at its very heart. First published in 1862, Hugo’s tale is one of the longest novels in history. It is widely considered to be a masterpiece and has been adapted countless times for stage and screen.
This set of dentures is fitted with real human teeth, extracted from the mouths of the dead.
This is one of three artificial legs made for Henry Paget, Lord Uxbridge, who commanded the British cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo. He was hit on the right knee by a canister shot, after the missile had passed over the neck of Wellington’s horse, Copenhagen.
This hat was worn by the French Emperor Napoleon when he commanded the French Army at the Battle of Waterloo.
A series of wars which reconfigured nations and societies within Europe, across the Atlantic, and far beyond, culminating in the legendary Battle of Waterloo.
The wars precipitated by the struggles for independence and attempts at empire building that characterise the Age of Revolution, and their impact on the changing world map.
A painting of Copenhagen, Wellington's war horse, which he famously rode at Waterloo.
February 5, 2016 - Richard Moss
How a British Army discharge certificate reveals the story of George Rose, a black soldier who fought in Wellington's army at the Battle of Waterloo.
Learn how and why Waterloo happened, with our interactive timeline.
This is the skeleton of Napoleon Bonaparte’s favourite steed, Marengo. An Arab stallion with a light grey coat, Marengo was a gentle animal, short for a warhorse at 14 hands high (1.4 metres tall at the shoulder). After over 15 years of faithful service, he carried Napoleon for the last time at the Battle of Waterloo.