Robert Pocock

Who is behind the website?

Robert is an award-winning business economist, business troubleshooter and company Director, who has lived and worked in Exeter, Mercer’s home City, for the past 30 years.


The famous La Haye Sainte

As a youngster he chose soldiers rather than trains, and more recently has re-established his significant interest in the battle, to the extent that he often joins Waterloo tours to expound on Mercer and other aspects of the campaign.

His enormous collection of books and maps supports his extensive original research into the lives of Mercer and the men of Waterloo, foraging in archives across the South West, the UK and in Belgium. But trudging across the battlefield in all weathers is the mark of a true enthusiast!

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Towards La Belle Alliance on a wet day!

One of the joys of any interest is the ability to share research and interpretations with others, and it is a privilege to enjoy the friendship, enthusiasm and encouragement of other Waterloo aficionados. Robert’s knowledge of Waterloo is now supporting authors and enthusiasts in uncovering hitherto unknown aspects of the battle, helping to overturn a number of myths and misunderstandings, and to celebrate the lives of those who served.

Above all, my thanks to the Royal Artillery Historical Trust and to fellow enthusiasts who make learning both possible and fun.

If you’d like to tap into this enthusiasm, for editorial, research, writing, talks, tours and more besides, do get in touch here.

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