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service before show

The travails and perils of finding a home. In the case of the Duke of Wellington, it took on palatial magnitude. Poor chap. All he really wanted was a little place in the country to relax and hunt. But to … Continue reading

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mad for a mansion

Ahh. The woes of Britain’s greatest hero, Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington. And all he wanted was a little place in the country, do a little hunting, and stretch out. Yet eight years and a procession of at least … Continue reading

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art collector by hook and crook

Whatever you can say about Napoleon, the reputation and glory of the Louvre was substantially enhanced by his theft of art from conquered lands, booty ransacked and pillaged at gunpoint. As Bonaparte advanced through Italy, the museum’s collection of both … Continue reading

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