Reasons Why I Study the Duke–#AtoZChallenge “R”

Welcome to “R” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge. From a comment on “E” day about Eton College, from fellow blogger and A to Z Challenge participant, Zulu Delta: Hello Denise, I’m just catching up, and continuing to learn about the Duke.…

Quotes of the Duke–#AtoZChallenge “Q”

Welcome to “Q” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge. About Napoleon: I used to say of him [Napoleon] that his presence on the field made the difference of forty thousand men. About the other side of the hill: 1) The whole art…

Pakenham, Edward Michael “Ned”–#AtoZChallenge “P”

Welcome to “P” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge. Edward Michael “Ned” Pakenham was one of Kitty’s brothers and served under his brother-in-law, the Duke of Wellington, in the Peninsular War. At the very young age of 16, the Pakenhams purchased Ned’s commission into the…

Older Duke and Death–#AtoZChallenge “O”

Welcome to “O” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge. Following are some portraits of the 1st Duke of Wellington as he aged. Here are a few more as he reached old age. The top left photo is a depiction of the Duke meeting…

Netherlands (Flanders Campaign)–#AtoZChallenge “N”

Welcome to “N” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge. After Kitty Pakenham’s family, namely her brother Thomas, Earl of Longford, first nixed his proposal to Kitty, Arthur Wellesley decided to focus on his military career wholeheartedly. He was commissioned into the military…

Maréchal Michel Ney–#AtoZChallenge “M”

Welcome to “M” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge. Maréchal Michel Ney, or Marshal Ney, was one of Napoleon’s “Marshals of the Empire” and Napoleon called him “the bravest of the brave.” He served under Napoleon in the French Revolution and in…