Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Battle of Waterloo in next to no time with this concise guide. 50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Battle of Waterloo. At the start of the 19th century, the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte won a series of stunning military victories and ruled over a vast empire. This all changed at the Battle of Waterloo, where a coalition including Britain and the Netherlands was able to overcome the French. The battle ended Napoleon's rule and led to his exile on St. Helena, where he later died. In just 50 minutes you will: * Understand the political and social context leading up to the battle and how this contributed to the conflict * Learn about each stage of the battle, including the positioning of the troops and the defensive actions taken * Analyse the mistakes made by Napoleon before and during the battle and their role in his eventual defeat ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.