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Brought up in Devizes in the late-eighteenth century, Sir Thomas Lawrence was the most fashionable and also the greatest portraitist of his generation. The Waterloo Chamber at the heart of Windsor Castle is dominated by magnificent portraits of monarchs, commanders and statesmen from the alliance that defeated Napoleon painted by Lawrence, capturing a turning point in European history.

To complement the Royal Collection Season on the BBC, Royal Collection Trust's Senior Curator of Paintings, Vanessa Remington, discussed the Royal Collection in this interview with BBC Radio Wiltshire.

Learn more about the connections between Wiltshire and the Royal Collection:

The Royal Collection Near You