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Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey (1768-1854), Field Marshal and Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland

Sitter in 25 portraits
As Lord Paget, Anglesey served with great distinction as cavalry commander under Sir John Moore during the retreat to Corunna in 1809, the 'Dunkirk' of the Peninsular war. He was prevented from serving under Wellington's in the Peninsula by a scandal: he ran off with Wellington's brother Henry's wife Lady Charlotte Wellesley. Wellington, though, was happy to accept him as a subordinate for the Waterloo campaign, crushing a colleague who reminded him of Anglesey's reputation with: 'I'll take good care he don't run away with me: I don't care about anyone else.'

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D7060

Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey

by John Richardson Jackson, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1845
NPG D7060

D7061

Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey

by John Richardson Jackson, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1845
NPG D7061

D18801

Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 21 March 1817
NPG D18801

D15989

Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey

by R. Young, published by A. Fullarton & Co
stipple and line engraving, published circa 1841-1872
NPG D15989