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Conserving the Wellington Archives
This short video introduces the Wellington Archives, and the on-going conservation project to preserve this unique collection. The papers of Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) are one of the most prestigious collections of primary documents relating to British history in the first half of the nineteenth century. They are the Duke’s principal archive and cover his military and political career from 1790 until his death.

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To War with Wellington – from the Peninsula to Waterloo
Established in 1989, from an endowment from the Spanish Ambassador, the Wellington Lecture is given each year on the aspects of the life and times of the first Duke of Wellington. This year we were delighted to welcome writer and TV broadcaster Peter Snow. The former ITN defence correspondent and Newsnight presenter will draw from his book To War with Wellington, a riveting account of the campaign that culminated in the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Bringing together analysis of Wellington’s political and military strategy and the detailed and often moving accounts of those who fought under him, Peter paints a vivid picture of the brilliant commander who once described his men as the ‘scum of the earth’, yet led them to one of the most important victories in British history.

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