Tag: Napoleon

Exploring Waterloo

Thanks to my friends Ian Fletcher and Kristine Hughes Patrone, I had my own private tour of Waterloo from an author and battlefield expert as well as a Duke of Wellington expert. What an awesome 2 days! “La Belle Alliance” is the farmhouse and buildings where Wellington met Blucher (the Prussian general), who was late…

Young Wellington–#AtoZChallenge “Y”

Welcome to “Y” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The 1st Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge. Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/10633535/Earliest-known-portrait-of-the-Duke-of-Wellington-to-be-exhibited-in-London.html Reprint of article on earliest picture of the Duke: He may have fought in some 60 battles during a long and distinguished military career, earning himself the nickname ‘Iron Duke’, but a…

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…

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…

Copenhagen–#AtoZChallenge “C”

Welcome to “C” in the A to Z Challenge 2017. The Duke of Wellington is my theme for this year’s Challenge. (Click to enlarge pictures.) Copenhagen was the Duke of Wellington’s war horse he rode in the Battle of Waterloo and other previous battles. This gallant steed remained in service to the Duke during the aftermath…

Trip to London and Southern England – Apsley House – Part 2

The first adventure for The Duke of Wellington Tour was a private, yes, private tour of Apsley House. I had been to Apsley House twice, but was eager to see what the private tour entailed. Boy, was I ever happy when I learned as part of a private tour, we could snap all the pictures…