1815 in the United Kingdom

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Wellington at Waterloo by Robert Alexander Hillingford

Events from the year 1815 in the United Kingdom. 1815 marks the end of years of war between the United Kingdom and France when the Duke of Wellington wins a decisive victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. Fighting in the War of 1812 between the UK and the United States also ceases, peace terms having been agreed at the end of 1814. The year also sees the introduction of the Corn Laws which protect British land owners from cheaper foreign imports of corn.

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Scene in Plymouth Sound in August 1815, by John James Chalon. HMS Bellerophon is at the centre of the picture, surrounded by crowds in small boats who have come to see Napoleon

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  1. ^ a b Munsell, Joel (1858). The Every Day Book of History and Chronology. D. Appleton & Co. p. 13. 
  2. ^ "British History Timeline, BBC History". Archived from the original on 22 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Icons, a portrait of England 1800-1820". Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 17028. p. 1213. 22 June 1815. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  5. ^ a b Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 247–248. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  6. ^ Cordingly, David (2003). The Billy Ruffian: The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon – the biography of a ship of the line, 1782–1836. London: Bloomsbury. ISBN 0-7475-6537-6. 
  7. ^ Eyles, V. A.; Eyles, Joan M. (1938). "On the different issues of the first geological map of England and Wales". Annals of Science 3: 190–212. doi:10.1080/00033793800200871. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  8. ^ To a meeting of the Royal Society in Newcastle upon Tyne.
  9. ^ "Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866)". Encyclopædia Britannica 21 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 22. 

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