Tag Archives: Duke of Wellington

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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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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house hunting troubles?

The Duke of Wellington’s search for a palace. So you think you’re having house hunting troubles? Then consider the woes of Britain’s greatest hero. All he wanted was a little place in the country to stretch out… The public of … Continue reading

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REGAL MORTGAGE CRISIS: Princely Bling

This is the era of the Napoleonic Wars, of the Battle of Waterloo and the Battle of Trafalgar, and the Duke of Wellington and Admiral Nelson. The waltz was a scandalous new dance craze, and stylish women cropped their hair … Continue reading

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BRONZE SCULPTURE: ALCHEMIST CONSOLATION PRIZE

The Gates of Hell on which Auguste Rodin worked for two decades,is presently among twenty bronzes ¬†outside in the Sculpture Garden of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. Designed by Robert Mittelstadt, the concept seeks to evoke the spirit … Continue reading

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