Sep 3, 2021
On this episode of Battles & Banter, Avery is joined by recurring guest hosts Ryan Quint and Justin Voithofer to cover BnB's first dive into the Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th Century by taking on the Battle of Waterloo. Fought on June 18, 1815, the massive armies of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Duke of Wellington (Arthur Wellesley), and Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher converged on the open fields around the village of Mont-Saint-Jean about a mile south of the village of Waterloo, Belgium and proceeded to fight one of the most infamous battles in European history. Avery, Justin & Ryan discuss the battle and the lasting impacts of the final War of the Coalitions, and how the history surrounding Waterloo has shaped public memory of historic figures like Napoleon himself. Enjoy!