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The Unseen Waterloo exhibition was made possible by the generous support of Hainsworth.

Hainsworth has been responsible for weaving the look of iconic England ever since the company was established in 1783. In 1815 Hainsworth provided the scarlet uniforms to the British forces at the Battle of Waterloo, helping to coin the enduring reference to the battle of the thin red line. Many of the images that continue to be used across the world to celebrate Great Britain are made unforgettable through the use of Hainsworth cloth including the iconic Striking Scarlet that is now worn by the Royal Guards and ceremonial uniforms worn by the Royal Family during state occasions.