Waterloo is a battle to be 'celebrated', at least from the British perspective. Yet even in the Britain of 1815, there were those who bemoaned Napoleon's defeat as a setback for progress.
In this public event Professor Alan Forrest (York) and Dr Michael Rowe (King's College London) debate the pros and cons of Napoleonic rule, and consider whether Europe might not have been better off if Napoleon rather than Wellington had triumphed on the field of Waterloo.
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