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At the end of the Napoleonic conflict the British Government developed a security policy to re-shape the European state system, preserve peace and maintain a balance of power. The military component of that policy was devised by the Duke of Wellington, as Ambassador in Paris, Plenipotentiary to the Vienna Congress, Allied field commander in 1815 and latterly Commander in Chief, Cabinet Minister and strategic advisor to successive ministries. The 'system' was stress tested in 1815, 1840 and 1870.

Andrew Lambert it Laughton Professor of Naval History in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and a convener of the military history seminar series.

All welcome- but booking is required.

Please note that registration for this seminar will close 24 hours in advance. Details about how to join the seminar will be circulated via email to registered attendees 24 hours in advance.