Arthur Wellesley

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Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852), was a British soldier and statesman, a native of Ireland from the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy, and one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century. He is often referred to as the "Duke of Wellington", even after his death, even though there hav ...

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11 November 2014

I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.

11 November 2014

I hate the whole race.... There is no believing a word they say—your professional poets, I mean—there never existed a more worthless set than Byron and his friends for example.

11 November 2014

We have in the service the scum of the earth as common soldiers.

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