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This video introduces the ways in which Wellington and Waterloo were commemorated and the lasting impact they have had on British culture.

Victory over Napoleon and the French at Waterloo was marked by celebrations across Britain — and it was seen as a very British victory, despite the vital Prussian involvement. There was passionate public interest in what happened, and people visited museums, exhibitions and even the battlefield to satisfy their curiosity. In this way, public memory of the event was shaped.

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