THE MAKING OF WELLINGTON: What India Taught Arthur Wellesley

THE MAKING OF WELLINGTON: What India Taught Arthur Wellesley

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What India Taught Arthur Wellesley

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Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), spent eight years in India, from 1797 to 1805. It was during this tour of duty that he established his reputation as a master of logistics and a winner of battles. After his return to Europe he inflicted a series of defeats on the French in Portugal, Spain and France from Vimiero in 1808 through to Toulouse in 1814, finally beating the French Emperor himself at the battle of Waterloo in 1815. This was the decisive European battle of the age and ended the Napoleonic Wars. In the peace that followed he entered British politics and eventually became Prime Minister from 1828 to 1830.

This eBook examines his years in India and the effect they were to have on him.


Roderick Matthews, Historian, Obtained a First from Balliol College, Oxford in Modern History. Studied Medieval History under Maurice Keen. Studied Tudor and Stuart History under Christopher Hill, Master of Balliol College. Studied European History under Colin Lucas, later Master of Balliol College and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Studied Imperial History under Professor Paul Longford, Rector of Lincoln College.


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