This month marks the 204th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a battle which is often described as changing the future of European history. It was Napoleon's last battle, a crushing defeat, but also, to use Wellington's own words 'A near run thing'. (He even said 'I don't think it would have done if I had not been there!). More recently though, historians have started to question Waterloo, and its significance. Charles Esdaile, for example has described Waterloo as 'A Glorious Irrelevance' as a battle with the same kind of impact would have happened at some point anyway. So why does Waterloo matter?
A long ignored part of the Napoleonic wars is the war in Canada. British Troops, like those in Burma, would describe themselves as the forgotten Army. Anyway you might enjoy this documentary about them https://youtu.be/lZrOCvkZxq4