1815: Regency Britain in the Year of Waterloo
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The year 1815 was the year of Waterloo, the British victory that ended Napoleon's European ambitions and ushered in a century largely of peace for Britain. But what sort of country were Wellington's troops fighting for? And what kind of society did they return to?
Overseas, the bounds of empire were expanding while at home the population endured the chill of economic recession.