Previous Exhibition: Road to Waterloo
Please note this exhibition has now closed.
23 May – 30 September 2015
This exhibition showcased the recently rediscovered Napoleonic scenes of war along with swords used in the battle and the military jacket of a Yorkshire man who guarded Napoleon on his death bed. The exhibition marked the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
The intricate wood blocked Napoleonic wallpaper from the 19th Century, which was rediscovered in 2013 was conserved and put on public display for the first time in more than 40 years.
A seven barrel nock gun and intricate dresses similar to those worn by the wives of officers who went to watch the battle, were also be on display along with a gruesome tooth key – typical of the type which were used by thieves to remove the precious teeth of dead and wounded soldiers.
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