Lawrence, Sir Thomas–#AtoZChallenge “L”

Welcome to “L” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge. Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) was the painter of the most well-known portrait of the 1st Duke of Wellington: From the English Heritage Apsley House website: The most iconic portrait of Wellington by the…

Kitty Pakenham–#AtoZChallenge “K”

Welcome to “K” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge. Kitty Pakenham, née Catherine Sarah Dorothea Pakenham, was the 1st Duke of Wellington’s wife and the mother of his two sons. They met in Ireland and well before the future duke was established,…

Joseph Bonaparte–#AtoZChallenge “J”

Welcome to “J” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge.  Joseph Bonaparte was one of the emperor Napoleon’s seven siblings. He was Corsican by birth and was the elder brother to the emperor. Why am I including Joseph Bonaparte in this Challenge and…

India–#AtoZChallenge “I”

Welcome to “I” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge. Arthur Wellesley was floundering in life after attending Eton, but then he went to a French military academy since his mother was living in Brussels. There he actually studied French and did better…

Harriet Arbuthnot–#AtoZChallenge “H”

Welcome to “H” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge.  Harriet Arbuthnot was born to a wealthy family, the Fanes, in Lincolnshire in 1793. She was a well-balanced and smart young woman when she married Charles Arbuthnot. Charles was 46 when he married Harriet,…

Guedalla, Philip–#AtoZ Challenge “G”

Welcome to “G” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge.  I was originally going to write about the Duke and George IV, but not being a huge fan of George IV, I decided to look for another “G” related to the Duke. I…