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The edged weapons of Waterloo

Henry Yallop
22nd January - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Examining the equipment of the ordinary soldier and how they fought in battle.

Speaker: Henry Yallop, Keeper of Edged Weapons and Armour, Royal Armouries

Weapons used by all sides in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, especially edged weapons, were often standardised in nature and even used in standardised ways. This talk will focus on the battle of Waterloo and will identify the most usual types and forms of edged weapons in the hands of the common soldiery during the period, how they were used and how effective they were.

Tickets: £5 including light refreshments. Book online now.


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