Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of Wellington

Standard Name: Wellington, Arthur Wellesley,,, first Duke of


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Family and Intimate relationships Frances Power Cobbe
Before his marriage Charles Cobbe served as a cornet in India with the 19th Light Dragoons ; his commission was in part lent by his commander, Arthur Wellesley , the future Duke of Wellington. He...
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Maria Tucker
CMT 's father, Henry St George Tucker , lived in India from the age of fourteen to that of thirty-nine. A prominent citizen of Bengal, with expertise in Indian affairs and finance, he eventually became...
Family and Intimate relationships Susan Tweedsmuir
Through her father ST was great-great-niece of the first Duke of Wellington .
Tweedsmuir, Susan. The Lilac and the Rose. G. Duckworth.
Family and Intimate relationships Harriette Wilson
While she was kept by the Marquess of Lorne, HW indulged herself in a brief affair with the future Duke of Wellington , who was at the time no celebrity and no strong attraction to...
Family and Intimate relationships Annie Keary
AK 's father, William Keary, was the only son of an Irish gentleman
Keary, Eliza. Memoir of Annie Keary. Macmillan.
from Galway, a former army officer. The family lost its money and land, and he had to sell his commission...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Ann Cavendish Bradshaw
According to her first daughter-in-law writing years later, MACB suggested, while she and the young people were in Paris, that Emily ought to advance her husband's career by either sleeping with or at least...
Family and Intimate relationships Cecily Mackworth
CM writes in her unpublished autobiography about the eleven siblings of her father, Francis Julian Mackworth .
Mackworth, Cecily. Out of the Black Mountains.
His family were Welsh coal-owners of the more liberal persuasion.
Bowker, Gordon. “Obituary: Cecily Mackworth”. The Independent.
He was killed while serving as an...
Friends, Associates Jane Welsh Carlyle
JWC watched the Duke of Wellington 's elaborately staged funeral procession from Bath House.
Surtees, Virginia. Jane Welsh Carlyle. Michael Russell.
Palmer, Alan, and Veronica Palmer. The Chronology of British History. Century.
Friends, Associates Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre
Her many literary friendships, maintained in part by correspondence, included those with Joanna Baillie and Mary Russell Mitford (who first met each other in her drawing-room), Catherine Fanshawe , and Mary Tighe (with whom she...
Friends, Associates Lady Eleanor Butler
Among their many visitors (apart from the local gentry, with whom they duly established links), close friends included Anna Seward , Henrietta Maria Bowdler (who wrote mock-flirtatiously of LEB as her veillard [sic] or old...
Leisure and Society Augusta Ada Byron
In the spring of 1833 AAB was presented at Court, where she met the Duke of Wellington among others.
Byron, Augusta Ada. Ada, The Enchantress of Numbers. Editor Toole, Betty A., Strawberry Press.
Ada began at this time to express to her mother a desire for increased independence.
Byron, Augusta Ada. Ada, The Enchantress of Numbers. Editor Toole, Betty A., Strawberry Press.
Leisure and Society Germaine de Staël
Her next salon was frequented by such luminaries as Alexander I , Talleyrand , and the Duke of Wellington .
Kobak, Annette. “Mme de Staël and Fanny Burney”. The Burney Journal, Vol.
, pp. 12-35.
Leisure and Society Charlotte Maria Tucker
The Tuckers had an active social life. The children acted in their father's plays, and as they grew older the family often entertained at home or attended dinner parties. The fancy-dress ball they gave for...
Leisure and Society Mary Boyle
MB had a lifelong interest in the theatre; she attended performances frequently and she, her family, and friends were frequently involved in acting and producing plays privately. On one occasion in 1837 she found herself...
Occupation Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre
BBBD was a woman whose talent and energy found many other outlets besides writing. She performed as a fortune-teller at a social gathering.
Barbarina Charlotte, Lady Grey,. A Family Chronicle. Editor Lyster, Gertrude, John Murray.
Fanny Kemble in Recollections of a Girlhood remembered her as a...


12 July 1808: A British expeditionary force under Sir Arthur...

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12 July 1808

A British expeditionary force under Sir Arthur Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington) sailed to relieve Corunna in Spain.

22 June 1814: In a civic procession at Taunton in Somerset,...

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22 June 1814

In a civic procession at Taunton in Somerset, to mark the end of the war, six women's friendly societies marched alongside male trade and professional groups.

December 1820: The Constitutional Association (at the opposite...

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December 1820

The Constitutional Association (at the opposite end of the political spectrum from the various Constitutional Societies ) was formed in the wake of the Peterloo Massacre of 16 August 1819, with the aim of silencing...

1822: Despite Wellington's objections, the Congress...

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Despite Wellington 's objections, the Congress of Verona authorized French military intervention in Spain, where the new liberal regime had divided into factions.

By 9 July 1822: The ladies of England subscribed for a gigantic...

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By 9 July 1822

The ladies of England subscribed for a gigantic statue of the Greek hero Achilles cast in metal from captured foreign guns, for Hyde Park in London, to honour the Duke of Wellington .

12 August 1822: The new Marquess of Londonderry, better known...

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12 August 1822

The new Marquess of Londonderry, better known as Viscount Castlereagh , killed himself: he was seen as the political author of Wellington 's victories and of repressive policies at home.

22 January 1828: The Duke of Wellington, leader of the Tory...

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22 January 1828

The Duke of Wellington , leader of the Tory party, formed the government.

May 1829: A Ladies' Bazaar to benefit Spanish refugees,...

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May 1829

A Ladies' Bazaar to benefit Spanish refugees, held at the Hanover Square Rooms in London, patron the Duke of Wellington , raised the remarkable sum of £2,000.

15 September 1830: The Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the...

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15 September 1830

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the first large-scale passenger steam railway, was officially opened; public timetabled service began on 17 September.

17 November 1834: The Duke of Wellington was appointed First...

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17 November 1834

The Duke of Wellington was appointed First Lord of the Treasury and Secretary of State after the dismissal of the Whig Party by King William IV .

10 April 1848: A huge demonstration was held at Kennington...

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10 April 1848

A huge demonstration was held at Kennington Common in support of the Chartist National Petition which was to be submitted to parliament.


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