In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte was finally defeated near the village of Waterloo, just south of Brussels. More specifically: In the huge battlefield there was one farm where his troops just couldn't get through, wave after wave after wave: Hougoumont.
1836 Annual Banquet to commemorate Battle of Waterloo. Interior of Apsley House showing the Duke of Wellington giving the annual banquet for his companions in arms on the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, which took place on 18th June 1815. Painted 1853 by William Salter. via London Metropolitan Archives.
Cast of skull of Corporal John Shaw. Plaster cast of skull of boxer and soldier Corporal John Shaw of 2nd Life Guards. At just over six foot and weighing almost fifteen stone, Shaw was an imposing figure. This Napoleonic Hercules fought with skill both in the ring and on the battlefield, and was only bested by a swarm of horsemen on the field of Waterloo. nam.ac.uk/waterloo200