The Duke of Wellington

Wellington in his Wartime Letters

“They are as good as I could write now,” said the Duke in 1834. “They show the same attention to details — to the pursuit of all the means, however small, that could promote success.”

The Duke of Wellington's Books

Though the Duke did not pretend to be a highly educated man, he had a real respect for books, and made resolute attempts to supervise the education of his son and heir. By Elizabeth Longford.

The Duke of Wellington and Lady Shelley

‘There is a middle state’, Landor once said, ‘between love and friendship, more delightful than either, but more difficult to remain in.’ Such was the affectionate association that the Duke and Lady Shelley long enjoyed, writes Prudence Hannay

Could Napoleon Have Won?

His refusal to learn by experience, C.S. Forester suggests, was largely responsible for Napoleon’s ultimate failure