Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Creator

Date

1872

Identifier

A.H. Reed Collection, Heritage Collection, Dunedin Public Library

Type

Publisher

London: ‘Vanity Fair’ Office

Abstract

In the Victorian era, as today, simply being the offspring of a famous personage was enough to earn fame. The First Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) is remembered for his part in defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, and for serving twice as Prime Minister. His son and heir, the Second Duke (1807-1884), is remembered for very little at all.

Files

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Citation

Adriano Cecioni, “Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed July 15, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10906.