The Duchess of Richmond’s Ball

Arguably the most famous ball in history!

On the 15th June 1815 The Duchess of Richmond hosted a grand ball at their home in Brussels. The cream of Belgian and Dutch Society was invited together with British civilians, diplomats and army officers. But the arrival of a messenger half-way through the evening changed the course of history.

This talk traces the sequence of events which took place in the build up to the Battle of Waterloo on the 18th June 1815