Wellington: A Journey Through My Family

By: Wellesley, Lady Jane

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Jane Wellesley is a member of one of Britain's most illustrious families. Her father, the 8th Duke of Wellington, was born in 1915, 100 years after the first Duke's momentous victory over Napoleon at Waterloo, but only a little more than 60 years after the death of his celebrated ancestor. When the "Iron Duke" died Queen Victoria wept with the nation, mourning the loss of "the greatest man England has known." Jane's family memoir animates the First Duke as husband and father, as brother and several degrees of grandfather. Her journey through this richly compelling family history begins and ends with the first Duke, visiting the battlefield of Waterloo with her father to set her fascinating tale in motion. Through her parents she reaches back to earlier generations, weaving together characters and places, establishing connections, and exploring in greater depth than usual the Wellington women. She unearths memories, visits places from her parents' past, and discovers much about the lives of her grandparents and the generations before them. In this highly personal account, the public man gives way to the private, and Wellington's legacy is seen through the eyes of those who have followed in his footsteps.

Title: Wellington: A Journey Through My Family

Author Name: Wellesley, Lady Jane

Categories: Biography,

Publisher: Orion: 2008-11-02

ISBN Number: 0297852310

ISBN Number 13: 9780297852315

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo)

Seller ID: 103605

Description: Illustrated in colour and in monochrome. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide