Ireland and the Waterloo campaign of 1815.
Masters thesis, National Univesity of Ireland Maynooth.
Despite the passage of almost exactly two centuries, the Waterloo campaign of June 1815 persists as an important historical milestone. The episode proved the final, sanguinary instalment in a prolonged period of European conflict and imbalance which had lasted for more than two and a half decades, since the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789. Allied victory over Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo meant a permanent end to the First French Empire, and ushered in a welcome interlude of relative European stability and prosperity. Events in 1815 also signified a continued rise in influence for other continental powers, most notably Britain and Prussia.
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