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Waterloo 200 - Charles Ewart and Kilmarnock's Eagle

A decisive point in the battle was the capture of one of Napoleon's Standards and Eagle - a battle flag with an Imperial Eagle on top. This brought huge shame upon Napoleon and made the soldier who captured the Standard - Sergeant Charles Ewart of the Scots Greys, born near Kilmarnock - a national hero.

Today the Standard and Eagle are kept on display in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum in Edinburgh Castle. Ewart himself is buried on Edinburgh Castle esplanade, a Scottish hero, and the only person to have this honour.

A replica of the Standard, painstakingly created by the Dean Castle's Textile Team will be central to this significant exhibition which will also feature original objects and documents, musical instruments, a uniform and weapons from the Napoleonic wars.