"the news of the Battle of Waterloo"

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday 18 June 1815 between the Armée du Nord of the French Emperor Napolean Bonaparte (1769-1821) and a coalition army under the British military chief, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852).


Wellington’s victory at Waterloo, located in present-day Belgium, raised the Irish-born soldier to legendary prominence. His pivotal military successes, his later political career, and his long lifespan all combined to make the Duke of Wellington an iconic figure.