Richard Dighton - D4721
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ('The Master General of the Ordinance')
by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
published August 1818
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'The Master General of the Ordinance', Arthur Wellesley,
1st Duke of Wellington
(1769-1852), published 1819
Soldier and statesman; created Duke of Wellington, 1814; victor of Waterloo, 1815; Prime Minister, 1828-30 and 1834.
After the withdrawal of the Allied army from France in 1818, Wellington returned to England. On 26 December he was appointed Master General of the Ordnance, a position which carried a seat in Lord Liverpool's Tory cabinet. He is depicted wearing the Waterloo medal and the Star of the Order of the Bath.