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Published 26th February 2015
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Lecture coincides with Fan Museum exhibition, Waterloo: Life & Times
To coincide with The Fan Museum exhibition, Waterloo: Life & Times, military historian Robert Evans will give a lecture on the life of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, with a focus on the period surrounding the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815.
Evans will explore both the personal and public image of the Duke as the archetypal hero figure, and will bring to life the extravagant social scene of the period, which revolved around glittering events such as the Duchess of Richmond’s Ball.
A former employee of both the Guards Museum and the National Army Museum, Robert specialises in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars and has also worked at Apsley House, the London residence of the Duke of Wellington.
Since 2010 he has been a Napoleonic re-enactor and living historian, taking part in events on the site of the battles themselves - including Waterloo, Salamanca, Leipzig and New Orleans.
Early booking is essential, as all of the previous ‘In Celebration!’ events have sold out well in advance. The 45-minute lecture begins at 7pm sharp, with a drinks reception to follow. Admission to the exhibition, Waterloo: Life & Times, is included in the ticket price (doors open from 6.00pm).
For further details go to www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/