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Characteristics of the Duke of Wellington, apart from his military talents.

De Grey, Thomas Philip De Grey Earl.

Characteristics of the Duke of Wellington, apart from his military talents.

by De Grey, Thomas Philip De Grey Earl.

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Published by Thomas Bosworth in London .
Written in English

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  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, -- Duke of, -- 1769-1852.

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    Open LibraryOL13913605M

    The Duke of Wellington was born in Dublin to the Earl and Countess of Mornington Fatherless at an early age, and neglected by his mother, he was a reserved, withdrawn child He failed to shine at Eton, and instead attended private classes in Brussels, followed by a military school in Angers.   Retiring from politics in , he retained his military position until his death. Wellington died at Walmer Castle on Septem , after suffering a stroke. Following a state funeral, he was buried at St. Paul's Cathedral in London near Britain's other hero of the Napoleonic Wars, Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.

    Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, was Napoleon’s most famous opponent. In he led the British, Spanish, and Portuguese forces that defeated the French in the Iberian Peninsula and then invaded France. At the Battle of Waterloo, in , he led British, Dutch, and Belgian troops to victory over the resurgent Napoleon. One among the world’s most legendary military leaders, Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington was perhaps the greatest of British soldiers in history. Widely regarded as the greatest man in the 19th century, Wellesley was despised by the men he commanded, for he was a rather strict disciplinarian.

      An interesting book that explores the personal side of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington. If you are looking for details of his military actions, or even a detailed account of his political life, find another biography/5. Wellington greatly respected Napoleon’s military ability, and his slow start to the campaign in was partly due to his determination not to make a mistake that Napoleon could exploit. But he had no sympathy whatsoever for Napoleon’s regime or his rule in Europe, which he regarded as military despotism that ruthlessly exploited the.


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Characteristics of the Duke of Wellington, apart from his military talents Characteristics of the Duke of Wellington, apart from his military talents by De Grey, Thomas Philip De Grey, Earl, Publication date Topics Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, Pages: Characteristics of the Duke of Wellington, Apart from His Military Talents Average rating: 0 out of 5 stars, based on 0 reviews Write a review Thomas Philip Grey De De GreyBrand: Thomas Philip Grey De De Grey.

Characteristics of the Duke of Wellington, Contributor Names De Grey, Thomas Philip De Grey, earl, Wellington, soldier and statesman, and the revival of the military power of England, Also available in digital form. Book/Printed Material Characteristics of.

The Duke of Wellington’s remarkable life and extraordinary campaigns are recreated with Holmes’ superb skill in this compelling book. Richard Holmes charts Wellington’s stellar military career from India to Europe, and in the process, rediscovers the reasons Queen Victoria called him the greatest man the nineteenth century had by: Arthur Wellesley Wellington, 1st duke of, –, British soldier and statesman.

Military Achievements Wellesley entered the army in and, aided by his brother Richard (later Marquess Wellesley), rose rapidly in held a command in Flanders (–95) and in went with his regiment to India.

Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of Wellington, Irish-born commander of the British army during the Napoleonic Wars and later prime minister of Great Britain (–30). He gained military prominence in India, won successes in the Peninsular War in Spain, and triumphed over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1 May – 14 September ) 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 won a notable victory against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in Wellesley was born in Dublin into the Protestant Monarch: William IV.

Wellington, The Iron Duke provides a brief summation of the life of Wellington. I was probably expecting a lot more, particularly after recently reading John Sugden's two volume biography of Nelson. Although, the book covers all the major periods of Wellington's life, i.e.

his early years, time in India, the Peninsular Wars, Waterloo and his later political life, I definitely came away wishing /5. The Bible, the Prayer-Book, and Taylor’s Holy Living and Dying were always within reach of his iron camp bedstead.

The Duke of Wellington’s talents as a general and military administrator were of the highest order; but he was deficient in those prescient statesmanlike qualities and that moral intuition which combine to make a really great man.

Full text of "Characteristics of the Duke of Wellington" See other formats. Background and military career. Wellesley was born in to Arthur Charles Wellesley (youngest son of Lord Charles Wellesley) and his wife, Kathleen Bulkeley ley's father inherited the ducal title and vast Wellington estates upon his elder brother's death inand became the 4th Duke of Wellington.

Wellesley attended Eton between andand later attended Trinity Children: Lady Anne Wellesley, Henry Wellesley. Early life. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (), was probably Britain's greatest military commander, but he was also perhaps one of her worst prime ministers.

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1 May – 14 September ), was one of the leading British military and political figures of the 19th century. Often referred to only as "The Duke of Wellington", he led a successful military career in India during the Fourth Anglo–Mysore War (–99) and the Second Anglo-Maratha War (–), and in Europe.

I was looking into some of the criticism people tend to level at the Duke of Wellington, and while I was looking for the answers to my questions I ended up writing this rant.

Galloping at Everything. Wellington’s criticism of the cavalry is well known. But when I looked into it I found there was Continue reading "What Wellington Said.".

The Duke of Wellington, the British military leader who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo, was not an easy man to serve under. He was brilliant, demanding, and not one to shower his subordinates with compliments.

Yet even Wellington realized that his methods left something to be desired. In his old age a young lady asked him what, if anything, he would do differently if he had his life to live.

1. 'Wellington' by Elizabeth Longford A book that is sparkingly alive, admirably coherent, & compulsively readable. (The Economist) 2. 'To War with Wellington' by Peter Snow A superb account of what it must have been like serving under Britain'.

Wellington was a tough and uncompromising military officer; he did not wince at carrying out the strictest discipline in his army. He was somewhat suspicious and condescending towards the ordinary poor soldiers in his army – once famously describing them as the ‘scum of the earth’ – after the battle of Victoria.

However, at the same time, he did care for his men’s welfare and sought.Duke of Wellington synonyms, Duke of Wellington pronunciation, Duke of Wellington translation, English dictionary definition of Duke of Wellington.

Noun 1. Duke of Wellington - British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley, First.His character proved more stable and enduring.

He. had an inner confidence, powerful self-esteem, and belief in his own judgement, which contributed greatly to his military genius. He had an ‘almost supernatural balance’ learned from failure and reverse.

never repeated a .