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William, Prince of Orange, wounded at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815

Coloured stipple engraving by W Van Senus after J Odevare, published 1816.

The Prince of Orange, later King William II of the Netherlands, had served with British forces in the Peninsular War (1808-1814). By the time of Waterloo, William had been promoted to the rank of lieutenant-general. Late in the battle the Prince was wounded by a musket ball in his left shoulder. This print shows officers coming to his aid as a member of the 1st (or Royal) Dragoons carries the captured French eagle of the 105th Regiment to the rear.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1971-02-33-430-1


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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