Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions
Paul Cox with a foreword by William Hague
This book, published to mark the bicentenary of that famous victory, looks at the varied life of this remarkable man, through his portraits and the images of those around him.
Paul Cox explores Wellington’s military career and the battle of Waterloo, which remain central to his story, but also examines his personal relationships, his legacy and his enduring place in the popular imagination. Finally, a narrative chronology presents a useful overview of Wellington’s life and times.
Paul Cox is Associate Curator at the National Portrait Gallery and is the curator of its forthcoming exhibition about the Duke of Wellington. He has curated several displays at the Gallery, including Portraits of Alphonse Legros (2004), Nelson: Before and After Trafalgar (2005) and Henry VIII Remembered (2009). His research interests include the history of prints and printmaking and portraits of military and naval personalities and their interpretation.
William Hague FRSL MP is a politician and writer, and is currently the Leader of the House of Commons and First Secretary of State, having served as British Foreign Secretary from 2010 to 2014. He served as leader of the Conservative Party from June 1997 to September 2001 and has represented the constituency of Richmond, Yorkshire, since 1989. His books include biographies of William Wilberforce (2008) and William Pitt the Younger.
Publication Date: 12 March 2015
ISBN: 978 1 85514 499 6
Format: 240 x 185mm
Illustrations: 85 colour
Extent: 128 pages TBC
Binding: Paperback with flaps
Category: History/Military History
Word Count: 23,000 (approx)
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