Uxbridge, Earl of (Henry Paget)–#AtoZChallenge “U”

Welcome to “U” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge. Henry William Paget, better known as Lord Uxbridge, was made a general in the British army after the Battle of Waterloo.  Following is the text from a recent article in The Telegraph that explains…

Toulouse, Battle of–#AtoZChallenge “T”

Welcome to “T” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge. From www.napoleonguide.com I found a short summary of the Battle of Toulouse, fought in April 1814 between Wellington and Marshal Soult (remember him from when I posted about the Duke as Marquess of…

St. Paul’s Cathedral–#AtoZChallenge “S”

Welcome to “S” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge. St. Paul’s Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in central London where the 1st Duke of Wellington was laid to rest in 1852. After a long funeral procession through the streets of London, his…

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…