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George IV's battlefield souvenirs go on display as Windsor Castle marks 200th anniversary of Waterloo

Release date: 
Thursday, 29 January 2015

Napoleon's cloak, taken from the defeated Emperor's fleeing baggage train; a chair made from the tree that marked the Duke of Wellington's command post on the battlefield; and one of George IV's most prized possessions – a table commissioned by Napoleon to immortalise his reign – are among the unique artefacts from the Royal Collection that will go on display at Windsor Castle to mark the 200th anniversary of the momentous battle. ... Read more about George IV's battlefield souvenirs go on display as Windsor Castle marks 200th anniversary of Waterloo

Henry VIII's copy of the world's first gardening manual reveals green-fingered tips, from growing giant leeks to using goat manure

Release date: 
Saturday, 24 January 2015

Cucumbers shake with fear at thunder; squash will bear fruit after nine days if planted in the ashes of human bone and watered with oil; and planting a radish, lettuce seed, nasturtium and colewort inside a ball of goat manure will result in tasty lettuces. ... Read more about Henry VIII's copy of the world's first gardening manual reveals green-fingered tips, from growing giant leeks to using goat manure

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