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    Matthew Shaw
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by Matthew John Shaw. Praised by Queen Victoria as the "greatest man this country has ever produced," the Duke of Wellington possessed an unmatched career in Britain as a soldier, politician, and statesman.

by Matthew John Shaw. A frail child, overshadowed by his siblings, he became a man of exacting preparation, determination, and tactical brilliance who paved the way for the creation of the British Empire.

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The Duke of Wellington by Matthew Shaw (Hardback, 2005). Books will be free of page markings. Matthew Shaw is curator of United States Collections at the British Library and was formerly curator of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century manuscripts

The Duke of Wellington by Matthew Shaw (Hardback, 2005). Read full description. See details and exclusions. Matthew Shaw is curator of United States Collections at the British Library and was formerly curator of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century manuscripts. Country of Publication.

The Duke of Wellington (The British Library Historic Lives). Captain Gronow was an observer of the surface of life, of the foibles and eccentricities of the beau monde and of the manners and oddities of Regency England and 19th-century France. In introducing his reminiscences to the public in 1862, their author claimed that he had lived through the larger part of one of the most eventful centuries of England's history and to have known most of the remarkable men of his day.

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as Prime . .

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as Prime Minister. He won a notable victory against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Wellesley was born in Dublin into the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland.

The Duke of Wellington's legacy still towers over British history today. Statues still adorn the streets of many British towns and cities while his name has become synonymous with one of Britain's most celebrated victories. The hero of Waterloo, vanquisher of Napoleon – poet laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson hailed him as the 'last great Englishman'. So how did Arthur Wellesley become the 'Iron Duke' we remember today? 1769.

The Duke of Wellington founded his career on three great military triumphs and helped to extend British rule in India .

The Duke of Wellington founded his career on three great military triumphs and helped to extend British rule in India, defeat the French in Portugal and Spain, and end Napoleon's ambitions. He twice served as Prime Minister and acted as British envoy and confidante to royalty during a crucial period of British history. Lavishly illustrated throughout by unique items from the British Library's unparalleled collections, this engaging biography of Britain's greatest general charts the life of a man whose reputation as the aloof "Iron Duke" masked strong passions and a keen awareness of his public persona.

The Life of Field-Marshal Arthur, Duke of Wellington. 10, 10. Letters of Horace Walpole.

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The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the .

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest libraries. We hold over 13 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 57 million patents and 3 million sound recordings. Further information about the life of King John can be found here via the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Also known as. John Lackland, Lord of Ireland; Duke of Normandy and of Aquitaine; Count of Anjou.

Praised by Queen Victoria as the "greatest man this country has ever produced," the Duke of Wellington possessed an unmatched career in Britain as a soldier, politician, and statesman. A frail child, overshadowed by his siblings, he became a man of exacting preparation, determination, and tactical brilliance who paved the way for the creation of the British Empire.

The Duke of Wellington founded his career on three great military triumphs and helped to extend British rule in India, defeat the French in Portugal and Spain, and end Napoleon's ambitions. He twice served as Prime Minister and acted as British envoy and confidante to royalty during a crucial period of British history. Despite his authoritarian Tory instincts, he recognised the need for limited reform at home, and ushered in the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts and the Catholic Emancipation bill, thereby transforming the British political landscape.

Lavishly illustrated throughout by unique items from the British Library's unparalleled collections, this engaging biography of Britain's greatest general charts the life of a man whose reputation as the aloof "Iron Duke" masked strong passions and a keen awareness of his public persona.