Wellington: Studies in the Military and Political Career of the First Duke of Wellington

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Manchester University Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 262 pages
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The contributors shed fresh light on the life, character and achievements of the man who is arguably the best known figure in British history--the Duke of Wellington. They reflect the new wave of Wellington studies which has resulted from the opening of the massive Wellington archive at Southampton University. Their essays provide a thematic and chronological sequence illustrating the Duke's many-faceted career, from early life to his later years, when he was the most celebrated figure in public life. Distributed by St. Martin's. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Wellington and India
11
The Wellesleys and Iberian diplomacy 180812
34
The duke of Wellington and the command of the Spanish
66
Wellington as a strategist 180814
87
The duke of Wellington and the prime ministership
117
The duke of Wellington and the Catholic question
139
Wellington and the tory press 182830
159
Wellington the constitution and the march of reform
196
Wellington and local government
214
Wellington and the defence of the realm 181952
238
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