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June Blog: Waterloo Tourists

Regency Society of Virginia | Published on 6/25/2021
Our latest blog post discusses a subject that many of us are primed to indulge in: tourism!  While tourism itself wasn't a new thing (the 18th century established the "Grand Tour" of Europe as a rite of passage for most British aristocrats), one can see the seeds of the modern tourism industry in post-Waterloo visitation. Two hundred and six years after the fact, we take a look back at who the very earliest visitors to the site of the battle at Waterloo were and what sorts of things they saw and did while there. Head over to our blog to learn more!