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search for a less than humble abode

Parliament voted a king’s ransom to that the Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley could have a home, a palace, a mansion, fit for his status as savior of the British empire. And after Waterloo that sum increased further. Yet house … Continue reading

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house hunters

The Duke of Wellington’s prospects seemed pretty flat. The greatest war hero in English history, the Wonder of Waterloo could not dind a ducal home and the money was there from the Parliament. Lots of it, to create “a lasting … Continue reading

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build and he will come

Parliament voted a sum to “support the Dignity and the Dukedom” and to create “a lasting Memorial” of the nation’s “Gratitude and Munificence.” And thus began the Duke of Wellington’s search for a palace. Don’t despair of your own house … Continue reading

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