Source: Examiner by Neil Atkinson
Memories of Battle of Waterloo prove a huge hit
Universty of Huddersfield lecturer Dr Paul Wilcock has lent his expertise and weapons from his collection to a London exhibition
And such has been the interest in the exhibition 200 years after the famous battle that it may become a permanent feature.
Universty of Huddersfield lecturer Dr Paul Wilcock has lent his expertise and weapons from his collection to the London exhibition and has also been invited to give lectures about the historical significance of the battle.
Dr Wilcock heads the University’s Arms and Armour Research Institute and is noted for his knowledge of historic weapons, including the swords and firearms of the Napoleonic Wars that came to a climax when Britain and her allies – commanded by the Duke of Wellington – were victorious at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815.
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