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The Duke of Wellington; A life of Service

An online talk by Brigadier Michael Aris & Richard Bennett


Stratfield Saye House may sit just over the border in Hampshire, but its importance is felt across Berkshire. This talk captures the life of its most famous resident, the Duke of Wellington, from his birth in 1769 to his state funeral in 1852.

Inevitably, the story includes conflict in India, the Peninsula War and of course Waterloo. We will follow his political life, his varied appointments and his fondness for women. Finally, we will hear Queen Victoria’s reflections on the Great Duke in her diary. 

2 - 3.15pm 

Pre-booking is required because full joining instructions will be emailed to attendees in advance. Bookings close one day before the event.

About Berkshire Family History Society

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity, number 283010.